STAIMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-08 published
GOLD, Rose (formerly GOLDSTEIN)
Peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Baycrest Hospital. Rose Goldstein GOLD, beloved wife of the late Doctor Jacob GOLDSTEIN and the late Reuben GOLD. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Beverley and Ted KRAWITZ of Fayetteville, New York, Cynthia and Brian HANDS, Denise GOLDSTEIN, Stanley and Jo Ann GOLD, and Linda GOLD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bernard and Shirley STAIMAN, and the late Samuel and Saul STAIMAN. Devoted grandmother of Jacqueline and Jeffrey BERGER, Kim and Jonathan STADIN, Jeffrey HANDS, Stuart and Desiree HANDS, Jeffrey GOLD, Brian and Maria GOLD, David and Ahn GOLD. Adoring great-grandmother of Andrew, Matthew, Jacob, and Julian. Sadly missed by Amy and Jen. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 169 Dunvegan Road from 2: 00 p.m. daily. Donations may be made to Rose Goldstein Gold Memorial Fund c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8203 extension 3936.

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STAINBROOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
LONG, Elmer James
At McGarrell Place, London, Ontario on Thursday, April 24th, 2008, Elmer James LONG of London in his 102nd year. Finally his prayers were answered and Elmer joined his beloved wife and best friend the late Nellie (WILSON) LONG in Heaven. Mr. LONG was a co-founder of Wood Lynn Farms Limited. Dear father of Ted LONG and his wife Sherri and Catherine MORRISON and her husband Larry all of London. Predeceased by his parents James and Lillian LONG, his brother Wilmer LONG, his sisters Hazel BLANEY, Evelyn LONG, Pearl HAY, Pauline LONG and his son Gerry LONG and his wife Irene. Much loved grandfather to Jim LONG and his wife Sarah, David LONG, Dennis LONG and his wife Mari, Christine LONG and her husband Dean GOCAN, Dan LONG and his wife Amy LEPAGE, Merieh GIBBS and her husband Steve, and Jina STAINBROOK and her husband Duane great-grandfather to Ryan LONG and his wife Nadine, Rhianna LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her husband Jason, Spencer and Aidan LONG, Katie, Bella and Sophia LONG, Bo and Paige GOCAN, Mikaila, Gage and Riley GIBBS and Bridger and Cooper STAINBROOK and great-great-grandfather to Neisa and Arianna LONG. Also survived by Dianne Evans and his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. At Elmer's request, donations would be greatly appreciated to Thames Valley Children's Centre Auxiliary, 827 Headley Drive, London, Ontario N6H 3V7 of which Nellie and Catherine are life members. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (519) 433-5184).

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STAINBROOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
LONG, Elmer James
At McGarrell Place, London, Ontario on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 Elmer James LONG of London in his 102nd year. Finally his prayers were answered and Elmer joined his beloved wife and best friend the late Nellie (WILSON) LONG in Heaven. Mr. LONG was a co-founder of Wood Lynn Farms Limited. Dear father of Ted LONG and his wife Sherri and Catherine MORRISON and her husband Larry all of London. Predeceased by his parents James and Lillian LONG, his brother Wilmer LONG, his sisters Hazel BLANEY, Evelyn LONG, Pearl HAY, Pauline LONG and his son Gerry LONG and his wife Irene. Much loved grandfather to Jim LONG and his wife Sarah, David LONG, Dennis LONG and his wife Mari, Christine LONG and her husband Dean GOCAN, Dan LONG and his wife Amy LEPAGE, Merieh GIBBS and her husband Steve, and Jina STAINBROOK and her husband Duane great-grandfather to Ryan LONG and his wife Nadine, Rhianna LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her husband Jason, Spencer and Aidan LONG, Katie, Bella and Sophia LONG, Bo and Paige GOCAN, Mikaila, Gage and Riley GIBBS and Bridger and Cooper STAINBROOK, and great-great-grandfather to Neisa and Arianna LONG. Also survived by Dianne EVANS and his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 16th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ of Mount Zion United Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario. At Elmer's request donations would be greatly appreciated to Thames Valley Children's Centre Auxiliary, 827 Headley Drive, London, Ontario N6H 3V7 of which Nellie and Catherine are life members. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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STAINES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
'Aggressive and very entrepreneurial,' she ranked among Canada's top Chief Executive Officers
The head of Dover Industries took her company from annual revenues of $10-million to $228-million. She thought nothing of phoning federal finance ministers late at night to give them a piece of her mind
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Mona CAMPBELL was 33 years old when her father died and left behind some companies that milled flour and made ice-cream cones. She'd been the major shareholder in the businesses, and stepped into the top executive slot two years later, in 1954, at a time when women in corporate leadership were unheard of.
Her own father, the wealthy industrialist Frederick MORROW, "didn't think women should be doing this sort of thing," Mrs. CAMPBELL recalled in a 1986 interview. "To begin with, it was sort of a question mark, which makes you want to do that much better. I had no formal training. I had done a lot of work for voluntary organizations, dealing with budgets, scrounging for money. It's really the same thing in a small way."
Either she was being coy or very humble. When she took over, the company had annual revenues of $10-million. Last year, Burlington, Ontario-based Dover Industries Ltd. had revenues of $228-million and employed 475 people.
Described as "Canada's first conglomerate," with interests in paper products, flour milling and straw manufacturing, as well as the ice-cream-cone business, Dover Industries is today one of the largest Canadian-owned flour-milling companies in operation.
Mrs. CAMPBELL served as the company's president, chief executive officer and, until her death, as board chairwoman. In 1976, she became the first woman elected to the board of Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Her success belied a view about women in the corporate world that today could be charitably described as quaint. In a 1980 interview with the Financial Times, Mrs. CAMPBELL declared that single women couldn't be depended on in business "because suddenly romance hits and they marry and maybe their husband moves, so they move." Married women, meantime, are inflexible and may interrupt their careers to have children.
Besides, few women crave the power that comes with the position, she believed. "The majority of women are not interested."
A lot of them feel they just don't need the extra hassle, she told The Globe and Mail the year before. "They are willing to do a great job but I don't know how many more want the added responsibility of representing shareholders." She did not foresee other women serving on her company's board. "One's enough."
She chafed at being called an industrialist. "This is just a job," she said in 1968. "It's not that difficult."
Mrs. CAMPBELL travelled the world and gave away millions of dollars to the arts, notably to the Royal Ontario Museum, where there's a curatorship in her name, and the National Ballet School in Toronto since its inception in 1959. "She knew every student by name," said the National Ballet School's artistic director and co-Chief Executive Officer, Mavis STAINES, who added that Mrs. CAMPBELL often took students to her sprawling Mohill Farm in Puslinch, Ontario, for weekends spent frolicking with her beloved dogs and horses. Ballet, Mrs. CAMPBELL once declared, "is the love of my life."
She was named to the Order of Canada in 1996. In 2001, the Association of Fundraising Professionals honoured her as its outstanding philanthropist of the Year.
She was an only child born into privilege. Her father was a financier who founded the Essa Securities Company, sat on the boards of 15 corporations and amassed a large fortune. He started Dover Industries in 1940 by acquiring and merging three companies - a flour mill, a grain dealer and Robinson Cone, which made ice-cream cones, straws and packaging materials in Hamilton.
A devout Catholic who scandalously married the daughter of a Baptist minister, Mr. MORROW donated a large tract of land in Toronto's north to the Sisters of Saint_Joseph. Morrow Park opened in 1960 and today has an infirmary, residences, a girls' school, and a retreat where Pope John Paul stayed during his 2002 visit to Toronto for World Youth Day.
Mrs. CAMPBELL's first marriage was in 1940 to John BAND, a dashing navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War and became an insurance executive and collector of Canadian art. They cut glamorous figures in society and had three children before going through an acrimonious divorce in 1955.
In 1960, she married Jim BINNIE, father of Ian BINNIE, a justice on Canada's Supreme Court. That, too, ended in divorce. Finally, in 1967, she married Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth CAMPBELL, a career army man who once authored a scathing report from the Korean front that described the venerable Lee-Enfield.303 rifle as "almost useless." He operated a farm near Guelph that raised cattle and thoroughbreds, and died in 1990.
Mrs. CAMPBELL often said she liked people. Her daughter, Sarah BAND, is more specific: "She loved men."
She loved animals, too, and their welfare was a top priority. Mrs. CAMPBELL was a leading supporter of the Ontario Humane Society and was awarded naming rights to an animal adoption centre in Newmarket, Ontario - Mohill Village. She also endowed the Col. K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, which promotes the welfare of animals through research and education, and the Col. K.L. Campbell Graduate Travel Grant in Equine Studies, both at the University of Guelph.
She was formal and had an old-world elegance, but lean, angular features that bespoke a stern countenance. According to her friend Brenda Nightingale, however, "she was the most generous person you ever met." Her daughter noted Mrs. CAMPBELL's fastidious concern with her appearance: "Every thread on her had to be perfect."
Highly political and a staunch Conservative, she thought nothing of phoning Michael Wilson, finance minister under Brian Mulroney, late at night to give him a piece of her mind, Ms. Nightingale recalled with a laugh.
In business, she was "very aggressive and very entrepreneurial," noted Dover Industries' current president and Chief Executive Officer Howard ROWLEY. " She was very willing to reinvest money back into the company. That's why we've been able to grow at the rate we have."
Her board approved a plan in 1968 to erect a $2-million flour mill in Halifax - the first modern flour mill in Nova Scotia - but rebuffed her move to enter the flour market in Montreal. "A new flour mill in Montreal 10 years ago would been a howling success," she insisted at the time.
She oversaw the company's five subsidiaries: Robinson Cone, Cherry Taylor Flour Mills, Howell Litho and Cartons, Taylor Grain Ltd. and Dover Mills Ltd. of Halifax. A firm believer in acquisitions, the company under her hand bought a paper-box concern in 1956 the Howell Lithographic Company in 1960; Bondware, a paper cup and container firm in 1981; and another flour mill in 2003. The packaging business was sold in 2005.
Dover Industries was touted as Canada's first diversified company but was not as diverse as it appeared. The ice-cream cones came from Cherry Taylor flour and were packed in Howell cartons. Dover Mills ground the flour from Taylor Grain and shipped them in packages that were lithographed in-house.
Still, it was a multi-faceted operation and "she could walk out into the different plants, and she knew most of the people by name," Mr. ROWLEY said. "Truck drivers would phone her from their trucks and talk to her about whatever was on their minds. It could be work-related or just to say hello. And she'd take the call."
Mrs. CAMPBELL treated the company as her inheritance. "I thought I'd have a go at running it," she said in 1968. "My father told me that I would be all right as long as I had a good lawyer, a good accountant and a good banker. We've got them and we've never looked back."
But in case anyone doubted who was in charge, she had this to say in 1980: "When we go out to buy out a company, I'm the one that does the deal." She died the day of her company's annual meeting.
Mona Louise CAMPBELL was born February 3, 1919, in Toronto. She died May 29, 2008, of natural causes in Aiken, South Carolina, where she had lived for several years and where her favourite activity was a Tuesday-night needlepoint group called Stitch and Bitch. She was 89. She leaves her children John BAND, Sarah BAND and Vicki McRAE, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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STAIRS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-21 published
STAIRS, Harriette E.L. (née PANGMAN)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 in Ottawa at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late John Avery "Shag". Loving mother of John (Carol), George (Anne) and Peter (Marilyn). Grandmother of Christopher, Matthew, Lisa, Emily, Michael, Jackie, Blake and Grant. Predeceased by her brothers Jack and George PANGMAN. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie (at Aviation Parkway), Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa, Saturday, February 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Columba Church.

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STAIRS, Harriette E.L. (née PANGMAN)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 in Ottawa at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late John Avery "Shag". Loving mother of John (Carol), George (Anne) and Peter (Marilyn). Grandmother of Christopher, Matthew, Lisa, Emily, Michael, Jackie, Blake and Grant. Predeceased by her brothers Jack and George PANGMAN. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie (at Aviation Parkway), Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa, Saturday, February 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Columba Church.

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STAKIW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Mary Lou (née GALLOWAY)
Passed away peacefully in Georgetown on Saturday, May 10th, 2008, with her loving husband at her side. Beloved wife and best friend of Norm DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, she was the dearest mother of Kevin (partner Christy) and Derek YOUNG (partner Gillian) sons of Neil YOUNG, Leah (husband Joe) of Wheaton, Shannon (husband Todd) of Ottawa, and Joanna of Toronto. 'Gramma Lou' to Klara, Macey, Mattea and Lyla. Mary Lou was predeceased by parents Evelyn and Bruce GALLOWAY (formerly of Wiarton and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario). Loving sister of June (husband George) of Edmonton, Tom (wife Bev) of Brampton and Cathy of Sudbury. Mary Lou will be sadly missed by her nephews Andre, Cameron and Vince, and nieces Janice and Holly. In 2001, she retired from her profession as a pharmacist in Georgetown and Acton but still kept busy with the Hallmark Store in the Georgetown mall. She travelled the world, enjoyed her garden, was an active curling member of North Halton Golf and Curling Club and the University Women's Club. Mary Lou spent her last days surrounded by her faithful Friends and family who will always remember her selflessness, smile and caring heart. The family is so grateful for the wonderful care she received from Doctor STAKIW at Credit Valley, Doctors REMPLE and ZENI at Georgetown Hospital, and all the nursing staff at both facilities. Special thanks to Linda DOUGHERTY from Acclaim Health. Celebration of her life Saturday, May 17th at 11: 00 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown (905) 877-3631, Chris HUTTON of the meeting house officiating - followed by a gathering at North Halton Golf and Country Club. Visitation at Jones, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As a testament to her generous nature, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Acton Cancer Society or a gift of blood can be made in her honour. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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STALEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
LIGHTFOOT, Sharon Marguerite Elizabeth (née STALEY)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Sharon Marguerite Elizabeth LIGHTFOOT (née STALEY) (HORTON) of Alvinston in her 63rd year. Devoted wife of Clare (Hank) LIGHTFOOT. Loved by her three daughters, Kim O'NEIL (David) and their three sons, Craig, Scott and Derick all of London, Tonyia ROSE (fiance Michael TOMS) of Sarnia, Sonyia ROSE of London and her two children, Jessica ROSE of London and Christiaan WILLIAMS of Glencoe. Also survived by two step-sons, Ron LIGHTFOOT (Josie) of Sarnia and Jim LIGHTFOOT of Alvinston and three step grandchildren, Nikki and Mike STRICK of Windsor and their three children, Lacy LIGHTFOOT of Sarnia and the late David LIGHTFOOT (2006,) and two brothers and one sister, Leroy STALEY (Elaine) of Woodstock, Dennis STALEY (Mary) of Tillsonburg and Cathy STALEY of Chatham, as well as three nephews and one niece, Sandra (Rick BERNHARDT) Tillsonburg, Scott STALEY (Vivian) of Kitchener, Andrew STALEY (Terra) Chatham, Dennis STALEY Jr., Chatham. Also remembered by several aunts, uncles, cousins, Friends and special friend and former step-mom Muriel SCOTT of Hamilton. Predeceased by her parents, Walter STALEY (1989) and Marguerite (VANATTER) STALEY (1979). Sharon was born and raised in Tillsonburg. She was a tax accountant and worked as a line supervisor at Ford Canada in Talbotville. She loved cats and cared for many strays. In keeping with Sharon's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 14 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston. (Visitation from 12: 30-1:30) Interment at Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Sarnia Humane Society or Canadian Cancer Society (for Pancreatic Cancer Research). Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home 519-287-2831.

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STALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
STADDON, Carl Daniel
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, May 8th, 2008. Carl Daniel STADDON of Eagle in his 71st year. Loving husband of 50 years to Georgina (LIPAN) STADDON. Dedicated and devoted father of Annette ANDERSON and her husband John of Guelph, Daniel and his wife Lynn of Port Elgin and Shelly VERGEER and her husband Albert of West Lorne. Proud grandpa of Drew, Nicole and David. Dear brother of Rose WARKENTIN (late husband George) of Kingsville, Doug and Dorothy of Eagle, Norm and Pam of Saint Thomas and Richard and Carol of Rodney. Survived by sisters-in-law Helen OKOLISAN (late husband Ken) and Laura MECKEVECH (late husband Ed) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Hazel STALKER and her husband Bruce and Viola GILBERT (survived by her husband Ray.) Carl made a lifelong commitment to his church and community and will be sadly missed by his many Friends. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main St. on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Monday at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Mr. Leonard TERRY officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to West Elgin Heritage Homes, West Elgin Daffodil Society or the West Elgin Community Health Centre 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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STALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
STALKER, Ruth Aileen (née BLAYNEY)
Promoted to the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour, at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital, Southampton on Saturday May 24th, 2008 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon STALKER (1985.) Loving mother of Marilyn and John BULLEN of Lion's Head, and Robert and Deborah STALKER of Port Elgin. Lovingly remembered by her sister Alice LEWIS of Port Dover and Jean BLAYNEY of Simcoe and long-time family friend Fern FOSTER. Predeceased by her parents, the late Delmer and Mabel BLAYNEY; a sister Helen, and brothers Fred, Merrill and Harry. Ruth is also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ruth with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Tuesday May 27th, 2008 from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ruth's funeral service will follow in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Bill HANSFORD officiating. Interment: Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4: 7

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STALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
STADDON, Georgina (LIPAN)
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Georgina STADDON (LIPAN) of Eagle in her 69th year. Reunited with her sweetie Carl STADDON (2008.) Dedicated and devoted mother of Annette ANDERSON and her husband John of Guelph, Daniel and his wife Lynn of Port Elgin and Shelly VERGEER and her husband Albert of West Lorne. Proud grandma of Drew, Nicole and David. Dear sister of Helen OKOLISAN (late husband Ken) of West Lorne and Laura MECKEVECH (late husband Ed) of Rodney and many nieces and nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Rose WARKENTIN (late husband George) of Kingsville and brothers in law Doug and Dorothy of Eagle, Norm and Pam of Saint Thomas and Richard and Carol of Rodney. Predeceased by her sisters in law Hazel STALKER and her husband Bruce and Viola GILBERT (survived by her husband Ray.) Georgina was well known for her home baking and her involvement with the Eagle Community Centre and the Eagle Adult Club. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main St. on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Mr. Leonard TERRY officiating. Cremation to take place with private family interment service at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to West Elgin Heritage Homes, the West Elgin Community Health Centre or West Lorne 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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STALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
STADDON, Georgina (LIPAN)
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Georgina STADDON (LIPAN) of Eagle in her 69th year. Reunited with her sweetie Carl STADDON (2008.) Dedicated and devoted mother of Annette Anderson and her husband John of Guelph, Daniel and his wife Lynn of Port Elgin and Shelly VERGEER and her husband Albert of West Lorne. Proud grandma of Drew, Nicole and David. Dear sister of Helen OKOLISAN (late husband Ken) of West Lorne and Laura MECKEVECH (late husband Ed) of Rodney and many nieces and nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Rose WARKENTIN (late husband George) of Kingsville and brothers in law Doug and Dorothy of Eagle, Norm and Pam of Saint Thomas and Richard and Carol of Rodney. Predeceased by her sisters-in-law Hazel STALKER and her husband Bruce and Viola GILBERT (survived by her husband Ray.) Georgina was well known for her home baking and her involvement with the Eagle Community Centre and the Eagle Adult Club. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main St. on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Mr. Leonard TERRY officiating. Cremation to take place with private family interment service at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to West Elgin Heritage Homes, the West Elgin Community Health Centre or West Lorne 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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STALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
McVICAR, Malcolm Campbell
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, July 14, 2008, Malcolm Campbell McVICAR of R.R.#1 Newbury, in his 98th year. Predeceased by his wife Florence (STALKER) McVICAR (2005.) Dear father of Duncan and Kenneth McVICAR, Margaret McNEIL. Loving Poppa of Barbara McNEIL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters and 1 brother, Irene WALKER, A.D. McVICAR and Anna Barbara QUICK. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 16th at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Interment Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Beattie Haven Retirement Community or Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Alvinston.

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STALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
STALLAN, Ernest William
Peacefully passed away in his sleep on March 3rd, 2008, at the age of 89. Ernest is predeceased by his wife Jean. Ernest will be forever remembered by his devoted children Leigh DURAND and Mary CAMPBELL. Cherished grandchildren Elizabeth, Vanessa, Christopher, Alexander, Warren, Iain and Adrienne. Sons-in-law Jim CAMPBELL and Ron DURAND and sister Ilene BARHAM. Friends may visit the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Friday, March 7th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at Jerrett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernest's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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STALPORT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Mildred Alice " Midge" (née SMITH)
Retired teacher, Scarborough Board of Education. Past member of Washington United Church, Scarborough. Current member George St. United Church, Peterborough
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in her 84th year. Midge, beloved wife of Douglas for 60 years. Dear mother of Donald (Monica,) Alex and Kathy WATT (Ian.) Loving Grandma of Virginia, Blake, Owen and Graeme. Dear sister of Helen STALPORT of Oakville and Joyce MOORE of Brantford. Midge will also be missed by many Friends and family in Toronto, Peterborough, Clear Lake and across Canada. A funeral service will be held at George St. United Church, 534 George St. North, Peterborough on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, Reverend Karen PTOLEMY- STAM officiating. In memory of Midge, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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STAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Mildred Alice " Midge" (née SMITH)
Retired teacher, Scarborough Board of Education. Past member of Washington United Church, Scarborough. Current member George St. United Church, Peterborough
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in her 84th year. Midge, beloved wife of Douglas for 60 years. Dear mother of Donald (Monica,) Alex and Kathy WATT (Ian.) Loving Grandma of Virginia, Blake, Owen and Graeme. Dear sister of Helen STALPORT of Oakville and Joyce MOORE of Brantford. Midge will also be missed by many Friends and family in Toronto, Peterborough, Clear Lake and across Canada. A funeral service will be held at George St. United Church, 534 George St. North, Peterborough on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, Reverend Karen PTOLEMY- STAM officiating. In memory of Midge, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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STAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
Fiddler was a prolific composer and performer with a style all his own
Hateful of the violin as a child, he defied calls to conform and chose to blend such traditions as country, jazz, folk, South Asian and Scandinavian. 'I don't write music,' he said in 1999. 'I catch it as it goes by'
By Gay ABBATE, Page A12
Oliver SCHROER arrived home from high school one day to find his mother vacuuming while listening to Pink Floyd music. "Hey Mom, how can I rebel if you keep listening to my records?" he asked. But rebel he did. The gifted Canadian fiddler and composer refused to be bound by what he considered the restrictions of classical instruction and, most importantly, by the limits of any one musical genre. Through his rebellion, he took contemporary fiddling music to a whole new level. "He opened up a whole new range of possibilities," said musician Anne LINDSAY, who played second fiddle in Mr. SCHROER's band, Stewed Tomatoes.
To Grit Laskin, co-founder of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Mr. SCHROER was the ultimate musician. "His playing style of music was unique. It was his own style and physically what he did with his bow technique and the kind of rhythms and structure in the music he wrote - there was nobody else like him."
The Globe's music critic, Robert EVERETT- GREEN, referred to Mr. SCHROER's style as a "fusion of Ontario's fiddling traditions with the kind of architectural, string-crossing music of Bach's solo violin works."
For his part, Mr. SCHROER considered the violin more than a musical wooden box. "I think of my violin as a vibration generator, a drum, a sex partner, a confidant," he wrote. "We dance, we tell each other secrets, we pray. We make music."
A prodigious composer and music producer, as well as a master of the acoustic violin, Mr. SCHROER received eight Juno nominations during his 25-year career. He wrote more than 1,000 musical pieces, recorded nine CDs of his own compositions and produced 30 CDs for other artists. He also performed on more than 100 albums of new traditional, acoustic and popular music by other musicians. He recorded with such artists as composers Jimmy Webb and Barry Mann, singers James Keelaghan and Sylvia Tyson, acoustic guitarists Jesse Cook and Don Ross, and the groups Great Big Sea and Spirit of the Wind.
His most recent collaboration was with his childhood friend, the classical guitarist Liona BOYD. In late April, he played on two tracks of her new CD, to be released this fall. "He was an inspired musician," said Ms. BOYD. " Music reflects the soul of a person. You could tell he was a deep, sensitive person."
Mr. SCHROER was very iconoclastic and a global person from a cultural point of view, said his brother André SCHROER. Oliver SCHROER defied calls to conform, choosing to blend many musical traditions, including country, jazz, folk, South Asian and Scandinavian. "He was a very complex individual who in one way skewed authority and bombast but still had one foot in traditions."
Mr. SCHROER took little credit for his unique music. In his view, he merely kept his ears open to the wind. "I don't write music," he told The Globe and Mail in 1999. "I catch it as it goes by. It's all floating by for the taking."
Oliver SCHROER was born the third of four children of Hendryk and Irene SCHROER, German immigrants who had arrived in Canada in 1954. When Oliver was 10, his father, who worked in sales and management, decided to uproot his young family to the countryside. They settled in Markdale, Ontario, a village located in the Beaver Valley about 30 kilometres south of Georgian Bay and about 150 kilometres north of Toronto. It was while growing up in Markdale that he first met Ms. BOYD, who lived nearby with her family.
By then Oliver was already a budding musician, having played the recorder since he was 6. When he was 8, his parents switched him to the violin, which he did not enjoy playing and took every opportunity to get out of practising, including making a tape of the scales and exercises. "When my mother told me to go upstairs and practice, I would go into my room and play the tape," he wrote last year, after finally admitting his pretense to his mother.
Meanwhile, his parents were not musicians but they had an appreciation for classical music and resolved to expose their children to it. For a time, the only window to popular culture the children had was a weekly dose of The Wonderful World of Disney on television. Oliver's first intimate contact with popular music was when he was 12 and a friend of his older brother brought over a copy of the Beatles album, Abbey Road. His 16th birthday brought significant changes that would further expand his musical horizon: his father gave him a guitar, acknowledging his son was not interested in the violin. Later, Oliver went to Quebec on a student-exchange program and was exposed to the music of Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull and James Taylor - all of which he greedily soaked up. The guitar was his instrument of choice even after he enrolled in philosophy at the University of Toronto. There, he discovered the jazz music of Chick Corea and Lenny Breau.
It took 10 years for him to graduate from university. He never really settled to his studies and instead took time off for other pursuits. He bounced through a series of office jobs and played for a time with a country swing group called the Treverston Band. His first gig in 1982 earned him $30.
His violin, meanwhile, remained neglected on a shelf until the night a girlfriend persuaded him to learn square dancing. He took along his violin and was surprised to find a fiddler and guitarist playing for the class. The musicians introduced him to Irish and French-Canadian fiddling. He didn't learn much about square dancing because he spent most of his time jamming with the band. It was the beginning of his love affair with an instrument he had previously loathed.
He abandoned the guitar and took up the violin - this time an acoustic violin he painted blue - with one of the musicians he had met at the square-dancing class. One night, while playing in Eastern Ontario, he had a revelation that music was to be his life's work - not the law or academia as he had expected. "I hadn't ever had that thought before in that same way. This time it was for real," he once wrote. "If I could just do that, I would be so satisfied."
In 1987, he and a friend formed a jazz group called Eye Music. The quartet met with some success and was invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland the following year. In the early nineties he formed Stewed Tomatoes, which played across Canada and in venues ranging from small pubs to New York's Lincoln Centre. For a time, the group served as the house band on Stewart McLean's Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program, The Vinyl Café.
In 1993, Mr. SCHROER established his credentials on the Canadian music scene with his first album, Jigzup. It was won rave reviews and earned him his first Juno nomination.
His best known solo albums are Camino and Hymns and Hers. The music for Camino was recorded in churches during a 2004 hike of the 1,000-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route which meanders through the Pyrenees mountain region of France and Spain. For two months, he and friend Peter COFFMAN stopped at any church or chapel along the way that seemed acoustically promising. Mr. SCHROER would unpack his portable recording studio, take out the violin he carried wrapped in his sleeping bag and begin playing. For his part, Mr. COFFMAN recorded the adventure through photography. His pictures form a 28-page booklet that accompanies the album. Often while recording, Mr. SCHROER would have unforeseen accompaniment, such as the sound of children playing or people laughing. At one location in France, while playing The Lord's Prayer, the church clock started chiming. "I couldn't believe the fortune of that happening," Mr. SCHROER told the Globe in 2006.
Hymns and Hers followed Camino and shares some of the same deep emotion, although the sound is very different. Recorded after Mr. SCHROER was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2007, the album is a collection of introspective ensemble pieces, "Hymns and Hers is one of the most stunning records I've ever heard," said Mr. Laskin.
Mr. SCHROER's style of playing was as distinctive as his music. Four years of busking long hours in Toronto's subway stations resulted in tendinitis, a condition that has ended many a promising musical career. After taking a nine-month hiatus, during which he started composing music, he changed the way he held his bow.
In the process he discovered he could produce exquisite music, so he kept playing that way, said jazz singer and actress Michele George, a friend for 25 years. "He took something you could look at as negative and saw how it could work to take him further into a new way of making music and a way to hear music that wouldn't have happened had it not been for the tendinitis."
Mr. SCHROER's large stature in the music world was matched his physical appearance. Standing 6 feet 6 inches, with his mohawk, goatee and designer frames, he did not conform to most people's image of a fiddler. He enjoyed being outrageous and changed his hairstyle frequently for effect, his brother said. The mohawk was the favourite look. His goatee grew back bushier than ever. Over the past year, he would wear clogs - one red and one orange - just to startle people, his brother said.
Mr. COFFMAN said his friend was a wise man, but could also be silly, mischievous and goofy. Most of all he was inspiring. "He just made you want to go out and do great stuff. He was one of those rare people who expand your sense of what is possible."
Part of Mr. SCHROER's legacy is Twisted String, a project he launched about seven years ago with the idea of teaching young violinists. He was living and teaching in Vancouver and started the group after going to Smithers, British Columbia, to conduct a violin workshop. Smithers is located about halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, which means it is a 14-hour drive from Vancouver. As such, the children there would never have been exposed to a musician like Mr. SCHROER, said Emilyn STAM, who was one of his first students. Other artists, such as Miss BOYD, later followed in his footsteps to Smithers.
Mr. SCHROER taught his students that nothing was too crazy or wrong when playing the violin. "He told us to embrace any mistake and to turn it into something cool," Ms. STAM said.
He became a father figure for many of the students, and mentored them all as though they were his own children. "He taught us how to live life," she added.
Since then the original group has grown and several of his original students, including Ms. STAM, are now not only leading Twisted String but also establishing new groups elsewhere in the country. Some have gone on to form their own bands.
About two years ago, Mr. SCHROER was diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a condition that inevitably leads to the leukemia that developed early last year. He moved back to Toronto to be near Friends and family, and to undergo chemotherapy. It was later learned that the cancer had spread to his spine.
Mr. SCHROER did not let the disease slow him down. During his chemotherapy treatment, he composed 59 musical pieces, one for each of his students in Smithers. Each tune had the person's name in the title and totally fit each kid's personality, Ms. STAM said. The tunes make up Smithers, his final CD, which he sent to each student at Christmas.
His last public performance was on June 5 in Toronto on what he dubbed the Last Concert on the Tour of the Planet. He played one solo to a standing-room-only crowd of 800 people.
He continued to work even as the end drew near. Doctors and nurses in Unit 14A at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto let him bring in a piano and other recording equipment into his room so he and his Friends could work, Ms. George said.
A final message to Friends and fans which he posted on his website reveals that he had come to terms with his pending end on this Earth. "Some people live very intensely and burn very brightly during their time here. I think I am one of those people. A shining star while I am here. So I look at my life as I have lived it, and I feel very satisfied with all I have achieved and gone through."
Oliver SCHROER was born June 18, 1956, in Toronto. He died July 3, 2008, of leukemia at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He was 52. He leaves his mother Irene, brothers André and Ansgar and sister Martina.
A celebration of Mr. SCHROER's life and music is being planned for early September. Details will be posted on his website: http://www.oliverschroer.com.

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STAMBOULIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
STAMBOULIE, Naguib " Nick"
Peacefully at the North York General Hospital on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Amira. Loving father of Joseph (Sarah) and Manal (Michael NEUMANN.) Proud grandfather of Lauren, Daniel and Thomas. Brother of Wadad, Dorothy and the late Nadia. Family and Friends will be received at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (160 Beecroft Rd, Toronto, 416-221-3404) on Friday, January 11 from 6-8 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In memory of Naguib, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or floral tributes would be graciously received by the family.

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STAMPS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-29 published
GREEN, William Allan
(September 14, 1922-April 26, 2008)
Passed away peacefully after a short illness at St. Andrews Terrace L.T.C. facility, 255 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 1P1. Survived by Leonore (SPENCER,) wife for 63 years; Larry (Lynn) of Ayr; Elizabeth “Betty” of Bala; and Margo (John) of Calgary. Predeceased by son Ken (1984) parents William and Isabelle and brother Kenneth of Wellesley Township. Also survived by Anne ANDERSON (Stratford), Helen (Jim VICE) Kitchener, Grace STAMPS (Mississippi) and sister-in-law Ruby of Wellesley. Grandchildren Jeffrey (Joanne), Jennifer (Steve CLARK), Jeremy (Heather), Tara (Dan McBEY) and Michael McGAVIN, great-grand children; Alexander, Adam, Cameron, Jason, Julia and Katelyn. He also leaves his in-laws Lyle and Reta SPENCER of Waterloo, Wilma SPENCER of London and several nieces and nephews. “Al” was born and raised on a farm in Wellesley Township, enlisted for active duty and completed 36 tours as a “tail-gunner” with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 424 Squadron stationed in England. He returned and joined The Bell Telephone Company of Canada where he enjoyed a 25 year career in locations including London, Windsor, Hamilton, Kitchener and Owen Sound. He was able to realize his life-long dream of owning a stone house and becoming a farmer in Sydenham Township finally retiring in 1994 and moving to Chatsworth. He was passionate about woodworking and was masterful at this craft throughout his life. He was also an active member of the Gray and Simcoe Officers Mess, Masonic Order of Owen Sound the Chatsworth Legion and the Military Institute of Toronto. Al and Leonore made their final move to Cambridge in 2004. A private memorial service for immediate family will be held Wednesday, April 30 at Hampstead United Church at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cambridge and District Humane Society, 1650 Dunbar, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8J5 or a charity of your choice. (Futher-Franklin Funeral Home - Wellesley)

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STAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
NOAKES, Leonard Roger Archibald
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Leonard Roger Archibald NOAKES of Hensall, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Williamina Sarah "Minnie" NOAKES (1994.) Dear father of Jean and Murray PARK of Tillsonburg, Doctor David NOAKES and Pat of Corvallis, Oregon, Bill NOAKES and Pat of Hensall, Linda HENRY of Sarnia, Brenda McCORMICK of London, John NOAKES and Crystal WESTON of Kamloops, British Columbia, Doctor Don NOAKES and Olga of Kamloops, British Columbia and Robert NOAKES and Alicia of Inverhuron. Loving grandfather of Angela, Kathy, Lanny and Mala, Jeffrey, Dennis, Sarah, Barry and Lindsay, Megan, Ryan, Amy, Laura and Justin. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd NOAKES, Fran SIEMAN, Marion PEEBLES, Janeth SANGSTER, John SANGSTER and Vic STAN. Fondly remembered by Lorraine NOAKES, Jean DOWNIE and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Archie and Annie (RICHARDSON) NOAKES, grand_son Michael NOAKES (1983,) son-in-law Vern HENRY (1995,) sister Helen McKELLAR and husband Earl, brother Ken NOAKES and wife Pearl, sisters-in-law Joyce NOAKES and Laura STAN and brothers-in-law Jack PEEBLES, Dave SANGSTER, Dode SANGSTER and wife Joyce and James SANGSTER and wife Edna Mae. Leonard served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hensall Branch #468. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Hensall Community Center, 157 Oxford Street, Hensall. Cremation. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leonard Noakes History Award-Avon Maitland School Board or the Lung Association. Condolences forwarded through jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted as a living memorial of Leonard NOAKES.

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STANBOROUGH 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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STANBOROUGH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-16 published
GATEMAN, Raymond John
Of Chesley, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2008 surrounded by his loving family in his 70th year. Ray was the beloved husband of Sally Ann (McLEOD.) Dear father of Richard (Karen MATHESON) of Wingham, Adam (Janice) of Chatsworth and Patricia (Carl RENAUD) of Chesley. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Brandon (Sarah), Joshua, Nicole, Kristopher, Braden and Nathan. He will be fondly remembered by his brother, Charles (Susan) sisters, Doris FISCHER and Helen STANBOROUGH; and his sisters-in-law, Delores and Laura GATEMAN. Predeceased by his brothers, Alan and Elmer, brother-in-law Bert STANBOROUGH and his parents, Ervin and Laverna (WILLOUGHBY) GATEMAN. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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