DICARLO 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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DICASTRI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
DICASTRI, Adrian John
After a year-long battle with bladder cancer in which he displayed incredible strength and courage, Adrian died at home on January 29, 2008 at the age of fifty-five, surrounded by his loving family. Adrian was born on September 5, 1952 in Victoria, British Columbia. His childhood and adolescence there are forever preserved in countless stories of mischief and mayhem that have caused an obscene amount of laughter over the years. Having decided to take his show on the road, Adrian went to Europe for six months when he was 19 years old, an experience that had a profound effect on him. Despite this, any dreams he may have had of perpetual globetrotting were happily scuttled when he came back from Europe and met the love of his life, Susan McDONALD. Adrian and Susan moved to Ontario, where Adrian studied Architecture at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, he eagerly looked forward to a blissful period of freedom and adventure with his wife. Fate, of course, had other plans and the couple soon learned that Susan was pregnant with their first child, Nicholas. Their second, Julia, was born two years later. Adrian was a fantastic father and husband, and his family was very close and full of love. They were also extremely loud, but this was only a problem for the people sitting next to us at Chinese restaurants. Notable family moments included trips to Mexico; amazing summers spent up at Cape Chin, on Georgian Bay; and the construction of the family cottage designed by Adrian, at Cameron Point, also on Georgian Bay. Although he grew to love landlocked Toronto (as long as the temperature remained above 10°C), Adrian maintained a strong connection to the sea. One of his greatest pleasures in life was swimming in the ocean. He was also known and loved for his low-key nature, always choosing the inconspicuous route despite his considerable achievements, charm, and wit. Adrian was an award-winning architect, and was passionate about cities and design. He loved working with people and, noticing this, they forgave him the occasional expletive or three. His career as an architect is probably best summed up by saying he had a lot of fun. Adrian is survived by his wife, Susan McDONALD, his children, Julia and Nicholas, his brothers Dennis, Julian, Simon, and Matthew, and his sister, Stephanie, as well as his many close Friends whose love he treasured. We love you and miss you dad, and will always cherish your memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Adrian DiCastri Scholarship c/o the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, 230 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R2. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 5th from 2-3 p.m. in the Great Hall, Hart House (UofT) at 7 Hart House Circle. Followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m. at the same location.

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DICASTRI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
Toronto modernist's projects married pragmatism, poetic sensibility
Award-winning university collaboration conjures an architecture both sustainable and beautiful
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
An architect who was ahead of the curve in thinking how sustainable design can be integrated in elegant architectural solutions, Adrian DICASTRI brought his love of music and culture along with his analytical skills to the art and practice of his profession.
"What a lot of people didn't realize about Adrian was his poetic sensibility," said his friend Dereck REVINGTON, another architect who described Mr. DICASTRI's major buildings as "full of colour and light and a subtle dancing rhythm."
Pragmatism had to be satisfied first, but what characterized Mr. DICASTRI's work was a luminous and lyrical modernism, Mr. REVINGTON said. "His definition of sustainability was much more complex than simply creating ecologically friendly buildings. He spoke continuously about the importance of cultural, environmental and aesthetic sustainability."
Adrian John DICASTRI was born in Victoria, the second of five sons and one daughter of architect John DICASTRI (obituary September 22, 2005) and his wife Florence Margaret (GREENWOOD,) who was always called Paddy. The family lived first in the Rockland area of Victoria - in a house his father had designed - and then in a rambling former seniors' residence close to the ocean in Oak Bay that the senior Mr. DICASTRI renovated to accommodate his large and rambunctious family.
As a boy, Adrian was the only child who showed any ability at sketching and drawing, according to his younger brother Julian. He also swam "like a porpoise" and loved being in the water, a passion he would later sustain in "landlocked Toronto" by designing and building a family cottage on Georgian Bay.
He attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and then Oak Bay junior and senior high schools, graduating in 1969. He worked in his father's architectural office for a couple of years and then, at 19, went travelling in Europe for six months.
After returning, he resumed his Friendship with Susan McDONALD, who had been a year or so behind him in high school, and entered the University of Victoria, where he studied English literature in a general arts program. A ferocious reader, he was torn in those early years between teaching and architecture. He left after two years and went travelling again, this time to Mexico and Central America. By the time he returned, he had affirmed his decision on a career in architecture. He won a place in the University of Waterloo's co-op degree program in January, 1976.
After completing nearly three years of his degree, he and Ms. McDONALD (by then his wife) moved to Toronto, where he enrolled in the architecture program at the University of Toronto. Larry RICHARDS, former dean of the faculty of architecture, remembers him as "an outstanding, leading student" who was also a very nice guy. Mr. DICASTRI graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1982. son Nicholas was born in 1983 and daughter Julia in As a young architect, Mr. DICASTRI worked at Diamond and Schmitt architects in Toronto. "He was an extraordinarily focused and smart guy who was a really great critic on projects in development," said Don SCHMITT, a principal in the firm. "He was a real modernist, and rigorous in his focus on rational solutions and elegant but spare design." Mr. SCHMITT also remembered him as being relaxed and possessing a dry sense of humour, qualities that "are very important in the culture of an office."
Architect John VAN NOSTRAND hired Mr. DICASTRI in 1984. "He was interested in working in a smaller firm where he could have more direct influence," Mr. VAN NOSTRAND said. The two eventually became partners, working on some major social housing projects until government support for that market dried up in the early 1990s. They also did a number of university projects, including the revitalization of St. George Street on the University of Toronto campus.
"He was a brilliant designer and he got brilliant buildings done, but he did it in a very pragmatic way," said Mr. VAN NOSTRAND. "He had real stamina for sticking with long projects and making sure that they were finished off as well as they were started. And he was a good leader. People who worked for him respected him and wanted to make good buildings for him."
In the mid 1990s, their firm went after the contract for the Computer Science and Engineering Building at York University. Mr. DICASTRI, fascinated by the idea of creating sustainable buildings, was superb at forging connections and put together a collaboration that included Vancouver architect Peter Busby, a noted green designer.
"That building is really a reflection of Peter Busby and his West Coast thinking and Adrian DICASTRI and his practical, plain thinking and his understanding of the complexity of York University and where it could go," said architect Peter CLEWES.
The building, which has operable windows, uses "passive strategies" to maximize natural light and ventilation and decrease the need for air-conditioning. It won several awards, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Governor-General's Medal in Architecture. Mr. CLEWES said it demonstrates that "it is not only the spaces within buildings that are important, but the spaces they create outside of themselves." A complex and seminal building in Mr. DICASTRI's career, it speaks to how he was beginning to think about collaboration with others and about the practicalities of creating buildings that are both sustainable and yet beautiful to live and work in. "That was a turning point for him."
Mr. CLEWES and Mr. DICASTRI, who had known each other since the 1980s, often commiserated about the capriciousness of a career in architecture - which is known as a fine vocation and a horrible profession, especially during economic downturns. They were both partners in architectural firms that were struggling to sustain themselves when Mr. DICASTRI called Mr. CLEWES in 1998 and proposed they merge practices. He cited the computer sciences building at York as an example of the kinds of things they could do together.
"It came out of the blue," Mr. CLEWES said this week - but the more he thought about it, the more he realized that "for the first time in about eight or nine years, [I felt] I could stick my head up above water and look around and say, 'This could mean something more than simply surviving.' "
The following year, Van Nostrand Dicastri and Wallman Clewes Bergman merged to form Architects Alliance. Mr. DICASTRI's strength as a strategic thinker and team builder came into play on one of the firm's significant projects, the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the U of T, which they did in collaboration with Stefan Behnisch Architekten in Germany. The completed building - elegant, intriguingly situated, ecologically green, technologically but subtly complicated - has won popular accolades and several design prizes, including the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects.
It was poignant that Mr. DICASTRI, at the point when his professional and family lives were happily and productively established, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006. The next 15 months were a relentless struggle with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation as he fought against what proved to be an unconquerable illness. A week ago, he received a specially designed box containing individually written letters, poems and messages of esteem and affection from his colleagues at Architects Alliance. He was still well enough to read and share them with his family.
Adrian John DICASTRI was born in Victoria on September 5, 1952. He died at home in Toronto on January 29, 2008, of metastasized bladder cancer. He was 55. He is survived by wife Susan McDONALD, children Nicholas and Julia, five siblings and extended family. There will be a celebration of his life Tuesday in the Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.

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DICE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
HILL, James Frederick
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Sunday, March 23. 2008. James Frederick HILL, 84 years, of Petrolia, formerly of Strathroy and Prince Albert and Star City, Saskatchewan. Beloved husband of Joananna Cecile (née DICE.) Loving father of Doctor Helen Lorraine GREGORY and her husband Doctor Neil GREGORY of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Louise GIBSON and her husband Rev. Dr. Bob GIBSON of Petrolia. Dear grandfather of James Thomas GREGORY, Ella Cecile GREGORY and her husband Michael HOWE and Duane Michael GIBSON (a.k.a D.O. Defy the Odds) and his fiance Anjanee BALI. Also survived by a great-granddaughter, Briana Bryn GREGORY- HOWE (she had her great-grandfather's big blue eyes.) Also survived by sisters, Margaret (the late Glen) JESSOP of Windsor, Ontario, Ruth HILL of Langley, British Columbia and Ethel CAMPBELL and her husband Ed of Langley, British Columbia. and a brother, George HILL and his wife Eileen of Kelowna, British Columbia. Predeceased by a sister, Bessie MURPHY and her husband George. Also survived by nieces and nephews, James, Nancy and Deborah JESSOP, Michael MURPHY, Patty ZEHR, Gayle QUICK, Stewart and David CAMPBELL, Nadine ELSON, Sandra GRAHAM and David HILL. A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Frederick HILL will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 7: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Star City Cemetery, Star City, Saskatchewan. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Shriner's Hospital. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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DICICCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
DICICCO, Sheila
March 19, 2004 I carry your heart in my heart I'm never without it Wherever I go you go Love you forever, Paul, Michele, Lucas

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DICICCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-28 published
PALOMBO, Michela
At Meadowpark Nursing Home on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008, in her 92nd year. Loving wife and best friend of the late Filippo PALOMBO (2004.) Dear sister of the late Erminia CUOZZO and her late husband Pietro, the late Domenico Antonio DICICCO, the late Marta DICICCO and her late husband Fortunato, the late Filippa LAMARRA and her husband Antonio and Loreta PACITTO and her late husband Alessandro. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 15 o'clock. Donations to ALS (Lou Gehrigs) or Saint Mary's Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated. "Together Again in Heaven"

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DICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
FERGUSON, Norma " Ginger" (née FRASER)
February 26, 2008 Surrendered peacefully in the arms of her family after a stoic fight with cancer. Ginger is survived by sisters Pat ARMSTRONG and Joan DICK; children Scott, Nancy, Anne, Nonie and Bill; grandchildren Ryan, Chris, Shannon and Colin FERGUSON, Danny BAKER, Morgan DAVIS; and her many treasured Friends. A private celebration of her remarkable 83 years is planned for April. Heartfelt thanks to doctors Trudy CHERNIN and Leah STEINBERG. Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital.

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DICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-08 published
GIBB, Kathleen Mary (née DICK)
In Ottawa on March 20 in her 97th year. Mother of Isabelle of Toronto and Virginia MILLER (Allan) of Ottawa, sister of Willamine MARSHALL of Milton, aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt and friend to many. Predeceased by husband Kenneth (1994), sisters Peggie and Edith, and brothers Kenneth, Sidney, Jim and two infant brothers, Frew and William. A graduate of the Milton High School and Trinity College, University of Toronto, teacher at Burlington High School, Life-Member of the University Women's Club, volunteer at the Women's College Hospital, over 60 years of faithful service at Deer Park United.
Memorial Service on Friday, April 11 at 11: 30 a.m. at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West (at Avenue Road). Cremation has taken place.
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DICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-09 published
GIBB, Kathleen Mary (née DICK)
In Ottawa on March 20 in her 97th year. Mother of Isabelle of Toronto and Virginia MILLER (Allan) of Ottawa, sister of Willamine MARSHALL of Milton, aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt and friend to many. Predeceased by husband Kenneth (1994), sisters Peggie and Edith, and brothers Kenneth, Sidney, Jim and two infant brothers, Frew and William. A graduate of the Milton High School and Trinity College, University of Toronto, teacher at Burlington High School, Life-Member of the University Women's Club, volunteer at the Women's College Hospital, over 60 years of faithful service at Deer Park United.
Memorial Service on Friday, April 11 at 11: 30 a.m. at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West (at Avenue Road). Cremation has taken place.
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DICKENS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-09 published
NEWMAN, Robert Frederick
At Grey Bruce Health Services - Markdale, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 of Proton Station, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Jean CRUTCHER. Loving father of Craig (Dawn) NEWMAN, Carolyn (Dustin) DICKENS, Geoffrey (Kristy PIERCEY) NEWMAN and predeceased by son Mark. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren Lindsay, Sidney, Serena and Isaac. Dear brother of June (Tom) CUTHBERTSON, Annette (Dan) HUGHES, Brian (Joan) NEWMAN. Much loved step-son of Anna NEWMAN and brother-in-law of Bryan Connie) CRUTCHER. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, Flesherton, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Saint_John's United Church or Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
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DICKENS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-05 published
DICKENS, Carol Ann (GRIFFITHS)
Peacefully with her family by her side at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener Thursday afternoon July 3, 2008. The former Carol GRIFFITHS of R.R.#1 Shallow Lake formerly of Sauble Beach in her 62nd year. Loving partner and best friend of Perry WILSON. Loved mother of Lynn and her husband Butch WRIGHT of Allenford, Tom DICKENS of Sauble Beach and Tim WILSON and his wife Tara of Wiarton. Lovingly remembered by her seven grandchildren; Mariah, Jamie-Lynn, Jesse, Teegan, Tristan, Spencer and Sawyer. Dear sister of Butch GRIFFITHS, Linda and her husband Gary BRYAN, Patricia and her husband Mike TAILOR/TAYLOR, Brenda and her husband Kevin FADER and Jody WESTFALL and her friend Don all of Windsor. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. Friends may call at Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach, Sunday July 6 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry HOFSTETTER officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) Sauble Beach 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 Carol by the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth. 519-935-2754 or 1-888-340-3467

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DICKENS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-07 published
NEWMAN, Robert Frederick
At Grey Bruce Health Services - Markdale, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 of Proton Station, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Jean CRUTCHER. Loving father of Craig (Dawn) NEWMAN, Carolyn (Dustin) DICKENS, Geoffrey (Kristy PIERCEY) NEWMAN and predeceased by son Mark. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren Lindsay, Sidney, Serena and Isaac. Dear brother of June (Tom) CUTHBERTSON, Annette (Dan) HUGHES, Brian (Joan) NEWMAN. Much loved step-son of Anna NEWMAN and brother-in-law of Bryan Connie) CRUTCHER. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, Flesherton, on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Saint_John's United Church or Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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DICKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-25 published
REIDY, Donald Bernard
Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Mr. Donald REIDY of London in his 87th year. Dear husband of Thelma (née BAXTER) for 68 years. Loving father of Patricia COOK of Pueblo, Colorado and the late Mike REIDY (1990.) Loved father-in-law of Bonnie REIDY. Loving Grandpa to Miranda and her husband Al ELEMENT of Brantford, Wesley REIDY of Brantford, and Ryan COOK of Colorado and the late Jacqueline COOK (1997.) Papa to Emily, Jacob and Landon REIDY and Brandon, Nolan and Payton ELEMENT. Dear brother to Jean DICKER, of London, Patrick REIDY, of London, Violet HAWKES (Brian) of Texas, and the late John, Joseph, Kenneth, Madeline, Margaret and William. Mr. REIDY was a Veteran of World War 2, enlisted in 1939, served overseas from 1940 in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and returned to Canada in 1945. He is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wiarton and the Kiwanis “Golden K”, Owen Sound. He is a descendent of one of the oldest Irish families of London. Visitation will be held on Friday 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 Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Legion Service on Friday at 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford. Memorial donations to Hope International or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DICKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
BOLT, Victoria " Tory" (née GARRAWAY)
A lifelong resident of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley BOLT (1971.) Dearly loved mother of Betty BRADLEY and her husband Wilfred of Saint Thomas, Stanley DICKER of Tillsonburg, and the late Donna ROSS. Dear mother-in-law of Sandra DICKER of London, and the late Don ROSS. Step-mother of Robert BOLT of Embro, and Ruth Ann BEER and her husband Charles of Saint Thomas. Loved sister of Kay WAGNER of Saint Thomas, late Margaret SPRUCE, late Stanley GARRAWAY, and the late Bill GARRAWAY. Also fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, November 11, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (ABDEY) and David GARRAWAY. Victoria "Tory" was a retired employee of the housekeeping department at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. She was a lifelong active member of St. Andrew's United Church. Relatives and Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 60 West Avenue, Saint Thomas on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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DICKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
ESSELTINE, Kenneth William
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26th, 2008, after a long illness with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, Kenneth William ESSELTINE of London passed away in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Cherished father of Leigh-Anne LORIMER (Ted,) Darryl ESSELTINE and Tiffany SYMON (Scott.) Precious grandfather of Heather LORIMER, Charlotte and Rachael SYMON. Loving son of Maggie and the late John ESSELTINE. Dear brother of Dorothy DICKER (Tom), Gerald ESSELTINE (Betty), Mary Ann ROUSE (Don), Pat ESSELTINE (Louise,) June UNDERHILL. Predeceased by brother Gordon ESSELTINE and brother-in-law Larry UNDERHILL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (1997 Dundas Street, East) London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Ted SMITH. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations by cheque to the Cultus United Church or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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DICKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-25 published
REIDY, Donald
Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Mr. Donald REIDY of London in his 87th year. Dear husband of Thelma (née BAXTER) for 68 years. Loving father of Patricia COOK of Pueblo, Colorado and the late Mike REIDY (1990.) Loved father-in-law of Bonnie REIDY. Loving Grandpa to Miranda and her husband Al ELEMENT of Brantford, Wesley REIDY of Brantford, and Ryan COOK of Colorado and the late Jacqueline COOK (1997.) Papa to Emily, Jacob and Landon REIDY and Brandon, Nolan and Payton ELEMENT. Dear brother to Jean DICKER, of London, Patrick REIDY, of London, Violet HAWKES (Brian) of Texas, and the late John, Joseph, Kenneth, Madeline, Margaret and William. Mr. REIDY was a Veteran of World War 2, enlisted in 1939, served overseas from 1940 in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and returned to Canada in 1945. He is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wiarton and the Kiwanis "Golden K", Owen Sound. He is a descendent of one of the oldest Irish families of London. Visitation will be held on Friday 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 Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Legion Service on Friday at 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford. Memorial donations to Hope International or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DICKERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
DICKERT, Ida Caroline (MEIER)
Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, Ida Caroline (MEIER) DICKERT of Hensall, formerly of Kippen, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Wm. DICKERT (1971.) Dear mother of Merle and the late Ken McLELLAN (1994.) Loving grandmother of Jill and Brian KIPFER/KUEPFER and Robyn and Dan KOEKKOEK and great-grandmother of Maegan KIPFER/KUEPFER, Scott KIPFER/KUEPFER, Stephanie KOEKKOEK and Rachel KOEKKOEK. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 brothers Harry and Allan and 2 sisters Via and Ruth. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King St. on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Marybeth WILSON officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial for the late Ida Dickert.

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DICKIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-09 published
Olive Catherine ARMSTRONG
Olive Catherine ARMSTRONG died peacefully at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, with her family at her side on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the age of 89.
Predeceased by her beloved husband William Lorne ARMSTRONG (Nov. 3, 1992.)
Loved mother of Fred and wife Sheila of Manitowaning, James and wife
Linda of Mississauga, predeceased by infant daughter Olive Grace (1948),
Dorothy and husband Wayne (Chipper) CHAPMAN of Manitowaning. Cherished
grandmother of Joanna BELL and friend Rod STONE, Rick and wife Donna
ARMSTRONG, Kelly and Andy LONG, Jimmy and wife Jennifer ARMSTRONG, Darcy
CHAPMAN, Cathy CHAPMAN. Special great grandmother of Keisha BELL,
Zachary, Josh and Jake ARMSTRONG, Cooper ARMSTRONG LONG, Brittany, Alexis and
Lauren ARMSTRONG. Survived by sister Dora SAGER of Drchester.
Predeceased by brother Hugh and Vera DELOSH and sisters Clara DICKIE,
Audrey and Ernie TRUMEN, Ruby and Glen WAFER. Remembered by nephews Frank and
Donald NORTHGRAVE. Visitation was 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm Monday. Funeral
Service was 2 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Saint Paul's Anglican Church,
Manitowaning. Burial at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.

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DICKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
MABEE, Jean (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Saturday, March 22, 2008, Jean (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) MABEE, of London, formerly of Grand Bend, Toronto and longtime summer residence at Chandos Lake, age 87. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Aubrey "Toby" MABEE (2002.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Glen MABEE and Enjee of Toronto, Jayne and Paul MILLER of Calgary, David and Nadine MABEE of London. Loving grandma of Allison, Cody and Brieanna MILLER and Scott MABEE. Remembered by her sister-in-law Gene THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Toronto, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters May POLLARD, Kathleen KEYS, brothers George and Harry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, parents George and Mary (DICKIE) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Private family arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, followed by cremation. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DICKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
GOLDEN, Ruth Helen (NASON) (1923-2008)
It is with sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother on Monday, January 21, 2008 in the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus. She is predeceased by her lifelong love, husband of 61 years Everett and son Ken (Lu). Loving mother to Ronald (Brenda), Murray (Claire), Nancy (Jack), Lynn (Robert), Glen (Michelle), Brent (Vicky) and Rosanne (Rick). Her gentle nature, natural gift of story telling and love of reading and history will be particularly missed by her grandchildren: Tara, Shawn, Zoe, Tessa, Emma, Carrie-Anne, Alan, Alissa, Julia, Taylor, Kayla, Ashley, Emilie, Nicholas, Victoria and Andrew. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren. Ruth was a cherished sister-in-law of Eva DICKIE and Ethel LAWSON, both of Montreal.
A celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 in Morrisburg, Ontario at Saint_James' Anglican Church, 20 High Street at 1: 00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
She was the heart of our family and we thank her profoundly for her amazing strength and unconditional love.

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DICKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
DICKIE, James Arnold, II
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (age 77) after a four year illness. Born in Morden, Manitoba and attended school and university in Winnipeg, Jim had many happy years acting and singing in Rainbow Stage Productions in Winnipeg. Active in his high school years, Jim enjoyed football, basketball, hockey, swimming, and in his adult years was an ardent tennis player. Jim had a distinguished career of 42 years with the Toronto-Dominion Bank, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Ontario North and East Division. He took great pleasure in the camaraderie within the Bank. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marie Adeleen (née MATTHEWS) of 53 years, his children Barbara, Cathleen (Duncan) GIBSON, and Patrick (Debbie) DICKIE; grandchildren Russell and Graeme GIBSON, and twins, Laura and Brendan DICKIE. Those who knew Jim will remember his integrity, compassion, grace, good nature and wonderful sense of humour. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.), on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Future private family interment. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army or the Toronto Rehab Institute (Geriatric Psychiatry) would be appreciated by the family.

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DICKIESON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
TAMMINGA, Gerrit
(January 26, 1924-April 15, 2008)
We receive our comfort from the words of the Lords, Day 1 Heidleberg catechism. "That I am not my own but belong with body and soul, both in life and death to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ." The Lord in His infinite wisdom, took unto Himself, His servant Gerrit TAMMINGA of Strathroy in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Bouwchiene TAMMINGA for 59 years. Dear father of Talo (Dina 2007,) Ann and John JONGBLOED, Mary and Rick LENTING, Janet and Rob VANDERVEEN, Grace and Jacob LENTING, George and Rolean TAMMINGA, Bill and Phyllis TAMMINGA, Fred and Jeanette TAMMINGA, Benita and Peter BOEREMA, Trudy and Dan DICKIESON, Adrian and Michele TAMMINGA, Geraldine and Bret VANLUIK and Lucy VIVEIROS. Grandfather to 53 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Brother of Trudy and Jake BOUWMAN of Burlington, Talo and Jik TAMMINGA of Chatham and several brothers, sisters and in-laws in Holland. Visitation will be held in the Providence United Reformed Church, 447 Second Street., Strathroy on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. R. POT officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by Gerrit's Family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023) A tree will be planted at the Grace Canadian Reformed Church in Kerwood in remembrance of our Dad.

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DICKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
MARTIN, David George
Peacefully, on Saturday June 14th, 2008 at the Georgetown Hospital. Dave, 62 years of age, beloved husband of Barbara (née PINK) for the past 39 years. Loving father of Paul and his wife Jeannette, Jeff and Darren and his wife Allison. Cherished grandfather of Cassidy and Xavier. Dear brother of Jim, Brian and Karen DICKINS. Dave was an active participant with the Georgetown Minor Hockey Association and the Halton Hills Sport Museum. Dave was employed in the Forestry Industry for the past 40 years. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday June 19th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. Cremation. In memory contributions to the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills, Halton Hills Sports Museum or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DICKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-12 published
DICKINSON, Marjorie (WITTING)
At Lee Manor in Owen Sound Sunday morning May 11, 2008. The former Marjorie WITTING of Allenford in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late James DICKINSON. Loving mother of Donna DICKINSON of London, Barbara CARSON of Allenford, Larry and his wife Karen of R.R.#1, Allenford and Steven and his wife Sherry of Kemble. Lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Ted and Joan DICKINSON of R.R.#1, Allenford. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by three brothers; Wilbert, Sydney and Leslie WITTING. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the funeral home Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Henry SIKKEMA officiating. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation 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 Marjorie by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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DICKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
WILSON, John Robert
A resident of R.R.#5, Blenheim. John R. WILSON died Tuesday June 24, 2008 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham at the age of 81. Born in Chatham, Ontario son of the late Harry and Edith (JOHNSON) WILSON. Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (BALMER) WILSON. Dear father of Jill and Terry DICKINSON, Chatham and Jeff and Jennifer WILSON, R.R.#1, Charing Cross. Predeceased by an infant son. Grandfather of Teri (Ryan) JENNER and Adam DICKINSON; Patty, Rosemary, John and Matthew WILSON. Brother of George and Sharlet WILSON, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Agnes and Edd MASTERS, Niagara Falls and the late Geraldine WILSON. (2002.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. John had a lifelong love of farming in Harwich Township, a former member and director of the Kent County Cattleman's Association, the Ontario Cattleman Association The Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Sugar Beet Marketing Board, Past Board Member of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Board, The Land Division Committee for Kent County and an Inductee into the Kent County Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was a former and active member of the Blenheim Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the 1994 Rotarian of the Year Award. John was also active in Christ Church having served as People's Warden, Rector's Warden and a member of the Church Board of Management. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Christ Church, Anglican on Saturday June 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Paul MILLWARD officiating. Cremation with Private Family Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Blenheim Rotary Club or Christ Church Anglican Memorial Fund appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DICKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
DICKINSON, Robert John
(53) Passed away in his sleep on Thursday, April 10 2008 while attending a business conference in St. Catharines. Loved by all. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 28 years Dawn Anna. His loving mother-in-law Rita KAY, brothers David (Pat,) Donald and nieces and nephews Aarron (Lucy), Natalie (Howard), Matthew, Jenna and best friend Tom. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Yvonne. Robert was an employee of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for 28 years and he will be missed by coworkers and many Friends. The family will receive Friends at The Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Complete Funeral Service in the chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Cremation.

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DICKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
JENNINGS, Warring Laird
(September 25, 1918-June 10, 2008)
A lifelong resident of Hamilton, Laird passed away peacefully at Saint Peter's Hospital in his 90th year. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean and children Laird (Joan) JENNINGS, Mary (Barry) McKEON, Barbara (Colin) LAZIER, Maggie Butterfield (Ditch) DICKINSON. Dear Grandfather to Sarah and Stephen (Laura) JENNINGS; David and Holly McKEON; Amy (Erik) SCHAEFER, Kate, Colin and William LAZIER; David (Lauren), Andrew and Taylor DICKINSON: Great-grandfather to Lauren, Liam and Matthew; Beth and Martha and Zoë. He is predeceased by his sister Elsa. He is also survived by his sister Joan BIRMINGHAM of Vancouver. Laird served with the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force as Flt. Lt. in World War 2 and he was awarded Hamilton's first Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Hamilton City Alderman, Past Chair of the Hamilton Club, Past President of the Caledon Mountain Trout Club and a member of the Tamahaac Club. Laird happily retired from Jennings Insurance to pursue fly fishing, duck hunting and skeet shooting. He will be sadly missed by his many Friends. Special thanks for the loving care given to Laird by the 3 East staff at Saint Peter's Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Avenue, Hamilton, on Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. Donations in Laird's memory may be made to the Church of the Ascension, the McMaster Institute of Urology at Saint_Joseph's Healthcare or the charity of your choice. Funeral Ar rangements entrusted to Marlatt Funeral Home, Hamilton. On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com.

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DICKOUT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-03-05 published
John Kenneth (Ken) CONIBEAR
In loving memory of Ken CONIBEAR, who died on Sunday, March 2, 2008. Much loved husband of 56 years of Margaret (DICKOUT) CONIBEAR. Father of Richard, Garson, and Paul (wife Darbie) of West Vancouver. Grandfather of Alexandra, Kylie and Kevin, West Vancouver. son of late Archibald and Kathleen (WARE) CONIBEAR. Ken was born in Ingersoll, Ont, July 6, 1926. He served in the Canadian Army in the Army of Occupation. Graduate of University of Toronto, 1951, with a B.Sc. in Mining Geology. Ken was a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Ken and Marg moved to Sudbury in 1952 when Ken came to work as a mine engineer for INCo. After a very successful career spanning 33 years he retired in 1985. Ken loved their "camp" at Honora on Manitoulin and enjoyed winter holidays in warm places. He was an active member of Trinity United Church, Garson. Known for his great sense of humour and generosity he will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. Memorial visitation at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Friends may call 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm Friday. Memorial service in Trinity United Church, Garson on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2 pm. Friends may gather at the church at 1: 45 pm on Saturday. Cremation with interment in the Saint John's Cemetery, Garson.

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DICKOUT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
BIRCH, Leonard " John"
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, on July 3, 2008. Mr. Leonard "John" BIRCH of London in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Sandra BIRCH. Loving father of Raymond John BIRCH, Glenn Travis BIRCH, and Linda Marie VANDERWERFF. Cherished grandfather of Emily, Katelynn, John, Matthew, Amanda, and Ashley. Survived by his mother Nellie BIRCH and sisters Betty (Dave AYTON,) Irene (Ray SAINT_DENIS,) and Dorothy (Ernie WEST.) Predeceased by his father Leonard John BIRCH and sister Ada GRANT. He will be sadly missed by brother-in-law Ray DICKOUT and many nieces, nephews, and Friends. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of John, contributions to the London Regional Cancer Center or Jessie's Journey would be greatly appreciated.

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DICKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-01 published
GRIMSHAW, Christine " Chris" (JOINSON)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Friday, March 28, 2008, Christine "Chris" (JOINSON) GRIMSHAW, of Grand Bend, formerly of Forest, age 65. Dearly loved wife of Brian GRIMSHAW. Devoted mother of Lee GRIMSHAW (Susan HIGGS) of Toronto and Sara RELOUW (Doug) of Grand Bend. Adored grandma of Jackson, Dylan and Jaiden RELOUW. Dear sister of Linda DICKS (Albert) of Windsor and Raymond JOINSON of England. Loving sister-in-law of Harry GRIMSHAW of Zurich, Margaret POSTINGS of England and Patricia GORRELL of Grand Bend. Chris was co-owner of Forest Family Shoes for over 20 years, and will be forever remembered by Friends and family, including her nieces, nephews and their families for her kind and thoughtful nature. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life gathering for Chris on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Forest Golf and Country Hotel, 102 Main Street South, Forest, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the National Ovarian Cancer Association (by mail to 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E3; by phone to 1-877-413-7970 or online at www.ovariancanada.org) would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Doctor Ingrid HARLE, Tammy WILLERT and the nursing staff at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, for their great compassion and care of Chris during this difficult journey. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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