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DREES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
DREES, Torsten " Hoss"
Son, brother, friend, mentor, entrepreneur, and beloved uncle, Hoss 46, passed away unexpectedly on Christmas morning, at his home in Toronto.
Hoss was, above all, a singular individual with a zest and passion for living that inspired others. Hoss created so many memories. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all those whom he touched with his warm laugh, enthusiasm and big heart. Hoss would never want family and Friends to mourn his death or shed tears, but rather to celebrate his life, which he enjoyed to the fullest.
Hoss is survived by his mother Rose, brother Jens, sister-in-law Helen, beloved nephews Daniel, Nicholas and Noah, and by a legion of Friends, most notably Mike King, "Buddy" Johnson and Lorne Memory.
The family would like to welcome you to visitation at Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Hoss, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, 95 Bayly Street West, Unit #404, Ajax, Ontario L1S 7K8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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DREES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
DREES, Torsten " Hoss"
Son, brother, friend, mentor, entrepreneur, and beloved uncle, Hoss 46, passed away unexpectedly on Christmas morning, at his home in Toronto.
Hoss was, above all, a singular individual with a zest and passion for living that inspired others. Hoss created so many memories. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all those whom he touched with his warm laugh, enthusiasm and big heart. Hoss would never want family and Friends to mourn his death or shed tears, but rather to celebrate his life, which he enjoyed to the fullest.
Hoss is survived by his mother Rose, brother Jens, sister-in-law Helen, beloved nephews Daniel, Nicholas and Noah, and by a legion of Friends, most notably Mike King, "Buddy" Johnson and Lorne Memory.
The family would like to welcome you to visitation at Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Hoss, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, 95 Bayly Street West, Unit #404, Ajax, Ontario L1S 7K8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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DREESEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
MORDUSH, Frank
Born July 25, 1937, passed away July 8, 2008, in his 71st year. Beloved son of the late John and Jenny MORDUSH. Loving husband of Thyra CLARK- MORDUSH (MARKLE.) Survived by daughter Tina, sons Rob and John, grandchildren Becky and Chandel and brother Joe (Dorthey) MORDUSH of London. Leaving behind daughter-in-law Maryanne CLARK of Stratford and 2 grandchildren Chantell CLARK (Charlie) of Lucan and Chad CLARK of Seaforth. Predeceased by one grand_son Kyle CLARK. Also survived by step-son Robert CLARK of Walton and mother-in-law Janet MARKLE of Stratford. Dear brother-in-law of Paul (Loma) MARKLE of Waterloo, Margo DREESEN of Kitchener, Theresa (Jack) CHAUSSIE of Stratford, Larry (Kathy) MARKLE of Stratford, and Roger MARKLE of Woodstock. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Frank was a longtime mechanic for Coca Cola Ltd. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Friday, July 11, 2008, at 1: 00 p.m. with Frank's brother-in-law Pastor Roger MARKLE officiating followed by cremation with interment in Harrington Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. MORDUSH

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DREIMANIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
'The Sibelius of Latvia' made his mark in Canada as a composer and teacher
He fled his homeland at the end of the Second World War and settled in Toronto in 1951 to produce a steady stream of symphonies, concertos, cantatas and chamber music
By Ken WINTERS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Talivaldis KENINS was a major musical figure in the latter half of the 20th century, both retroactively in his native Latvia and pro-actively in Canada.
He arrived in Canada in 1951 to serve as organist and choirmaster of the Latvian congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Toronto, and stayed on to carve out a career as a teacher, conductor, performer and composer. A professor emeritus of the Toronto's faculty of music, he was celebrated for his chamber music as well as for composing symphonies, concertos, cantatas and for the organ.
Prof. KENINS was born into a cultivated Latvian family. His mother was a writer, while his father was a lawyer, diplomat, politician and nationalist who would later die in a Soviet gulag.
Young Tali, as he was called, began playing the piano when he was 5, but as he said, "music was never forced on me because I was not expected to be a musician." Instead, everyone anticipated he would become a diplomat. With that career in mind, he was sent to the Lycée de Grenoble, in France, where he graduated in 1939. He returned home to Riga, where he turned instead to music and took up studies at the Latvian State Conservatory. He was compelled to leave Latvia when the Soviet Union occupied Latvia at the end of the Second World War.
He returned to France, where he won a scholarship to the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1950, his Cello Sonata, which he composed for his graduation, had its premiere at the Salle Gaveau concert hall in Paris by French cellist Maurice Gendron.
After graduating, he had some difficulty making a living. By that time, he had fallen in love with Valda DREIMANIS, a young countrywoman he had met in Paris. They married and were soon expecting their first child. He was playing the piano in bars to keep bread on the table when a letter arrived from Canada offering a job as organist and choirmaster at the St. Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church on Jarvis Street in Toronto.
The KENINS soon set sail for Canada. They arrived in Halifax in November, 1951, and took the train to snow-covered Toronto to begin their new life.
The salary at St. Andrew's was nominal, and to supplement it Prof. KENINS took a job delivering refrigerators and stoves for Simpson's, the department store. Desperate, he asked for a meeting with Arnold WALTER, the director of the newly established faculty of music at the University of Toronto. Celebrated Canadian tenor Edward JOHNSON, now chairman of the board of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, was also at the meeting. Both men agreed that he should join the faculty of music to teach composition, contrapuntal techniques and keyboard harmony at an annual salary of $2,000.
Thus began a teaching career that Prof. KENINS considered as important as his writing. Composer John BECKWITH became his closest colleague on the faculty. "He and I were appointed to the University of Toronto faculty of music in the same year, 1952," Prof. BECKWITH said. "I had just returned from studying in France. Tali had spent the immediate postwar years at the Conservatoire in Paris, in the same class as Pierre Boulez. He was the only colleague with whom I could enjoy habitually conversing in French."
Prof. KENINS, who became a Canadian citizen in 1956, went on to teach such pupils as pianists Arthur Ozolins and William Aide, musicologist Walter Kemp and composers Edward Laufer, Bruce Mather and Ben McPeek, plus a generation of younger composers.
He continued along his twin paths as teacher and composer with unflagging ebullience until 1984, when he retired as professor emeritus. His composing, however, continued apace.
Prof. BECKWITH, who retired from University of Toronto as professor emeritus six years later, said Prof. KENINS excelled as a pianist and improviser. "What Tali had was craft. He had it up to his eyebrows. He was at home in counterpoint and fugue. He had that fluency that all composers strive for but many find hard to achieve."
His compositions deserve to be better known, said Prof. BECKWITH. "In Latvia, despite his emigration, Tali became known as the country's national composer, like Neilsen in Denmark or Tubin in Estonia. He was also the Latvian Sibelius, with eight superb symphonies in his output. Symphonies, I might add, which Canada's major orchestras have ignored, a fact I find not surprising but absolutely appalling."
The Eighth Symphony, commissioned for the Latvian Song Festival in Toronto, had a major role for concert organ, to take advantage of the Gabriel Kney organ at Roy Thomson Hall, where the work was premiered in 1986.
Latvian-Canadian pianist Arthur Ozolins is a champion of Prof. KENINS's music. He plays all four piano sonatas, including the Schumann Paraphrase, and the concertos. He has recorded the First Sonata, and he gave the premiere of the Concerto for Piano with Strings and Percussion in 1991 at Roy Thomson Hall. Mr. Ozolins hears the influence of French composer Olivier Messaien in these works, but points out Prof. KENINS's highly personal use of the octatonic scale (alternating semi-tones and tones) and his fondness for discords of the seventh and the minor second.
Mr. Ozolins was a pupil and protégé of Prof. KENINS since his arrival in Canada in 1958. "He treated me almost as a son. He loved to spend his summers in a cottage in Wiarton, on Georgian Bay, where he did most of his composing. His wife was not much interested in music, but she was a superb cook… and she babied KENINS. I spent a summer with them and it was an idyllic time. I remember his younger son, Andy, who then was about 15, copying his dad's manuscripts in the most beautiful, meticulous hand in India ink."
The elder son, the cellist George KENINS, also remembers an earlier summer, when he was in his mid-teens, sight-reading with his father the Beethoven cello sonatas. "We would also do solfège to Bach fugues. So when I got to the University of Toronto, I was ready. He was a teacher to me, but I was seldom aware of it. His aim was to make his pupils think in music for themselves."
He said his father always composed to order. "He agreed with Hindemith, who said, 'The muse has learned to be prompt.' He also didn't like revising things. He would rather write a new piece. He wasn't attracted by the wave of minimalism which swept up composers of the time. He said, 'I am not a minimalist; I am a maximalist.' "
Prof. KENINS also liked to say he was not an innovator, but a follower. "But as a follower, I try to put in as much as I can of my own mind, my spirit and my message… But I can tell you I learned a very great deal indeed from my teachers… I also always followed the advice of Jean Cocteau, who said 'The great masters are inimitable; therefore, imitate them.' My model was Maurice Ravel. His aim was, in the minimum of time, to say important things."
For all that, Prof. KENINS said that in writing symphonies, he chose to take new paths in different directions. "The Third was a stepping stone, when I realized I was able to express my priorities in music and drama in a symphonic language," he said. "In the Fourth, I set out to find whether the latest devices, or catalogues of devices, would fit my musical thinking.
"They have said in France and Canada, and now in Latvia, that KENINS has lots of craft. I hope that, besides the craft, there is some talent and some music, too."
Prof. KENINS received Latvia's highest honour, the Order of the Three Stars.
In 1994, he finished what he vowed was his last large work, the Nonet, subtitled L'Ultima Sinfonia. He had spent eight years on it and declared that it included all he knew and had to say. "You know, Copland said, 'To write one minute of music is nothing, but to write two minutes is already more complicated.' Here, I have written a 40-minute work, and that was extremely complicated and very exhausting. So this will be the last."
Four years later, however, he was inspired to write his Viola Concerto. Commissioned by the great violist Rivka Golani, at her request, it was premiered by her in 2000. The work really was his last.
He was, according to Latvian composer Peteris Plakidis, a witty writer of music. "His music is full of self-irony, just like the man. He said, 'I don't like my own compositions very much, but I like terribly to compose them.' "
Talivaldis KENINS was born in Liepaja, Latvia, on April 23, 1919. He died of pneumonia in Toronto on January 21, 2008. He was 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Valda, in 2006. He is survived by his sons George and Andy and his grandchildren Aleks, Amanda, Laura, Christie and Daina.

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-05 published
WEBER, J. Ward
Passed away peacefully on Thursday January 3, 2008 at his residence Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Ward was born in Waterloo Township, 94 years ago a son of the late Milton G. and Susanna (SWARTZ) WEBER. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Milverton. Ward had farmed with his wife Dorothy at R.R.#2 Baden for many years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Erma STOLTZ who predeceased him March 17, 2001. Loving father of Charlotte and Chuck SCHIEDEL of New Hamburg and David and Kathy WEBER of Sauble Beach. Sadly missed by grandchildren Cindy FORTUNA, Tracey and Steve PERSCHBACHER, Michael and Kay WEBER, Tricia and Shawn DRENNAN and by great-grandchildren Katherine, Joseph, Sarah, Ellen, Rachel, Leanne, Craig, Janessa, Bethany, and Jeremy. Lovingly remembered by brother Stewart and Marion WEBER of London, sisters-in-law Reta STOLTZ of Waterloo and Ludena WILTSE of Kitchener. Also remembered by Michael FORTUNA and a number of nieces and nephews. Ward was predeceased by sister Myrtle and husband Cleason SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Sunday January 6, 2008 from 2-5 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday January 7, 2008 at the funeral home at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert BUGBEE officiating. Private burial in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton or the charity of one's choice.

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
DOAN, Doris Elva (née SAYLOR)
75, of Tavistock passed away in the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born in Mosa Township, Middlesex County on March 15, 1932 a daughter of the late Isaac Roy SAYLOR and the former Elva Mae TUNKS. Doris was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Stratford; was a Past President of Women's Aglow and had been a long time volunteer at the House of Blessing and L'Arche in Stratford. She married Donald Percy DOAN at Bothwell on July 1, 1950. He predeceased her on September 22, 2000. She was also predeceased by her son, Paul DOAN. Doris is survived by two sons, David DOAN and Suzanne BROADBENT of Mississauga, Tim and wife Janie DOAN of Tavistock; two daughters, Joanne VERSTEEG and Chuck DRENNAN of Woodstock, Wendy and husband Ed BISSADA of Toronto five grandchildren, Raymond VERSTEEG, Ted BISSADA, Will BISSADA, Kate DOAN and Liam DOAN; one great-grand_son, Braden WALTHAM one brother, Ken and wife Linda SAYLOR of Bothwell; two sisters Betty McMILLAN of Tavistock, Bev and husband Clive HAMILTON of Sarnia; sisters-in-law, Edna RINGROSE of Kenora, Donna ADAM/ADAMS of LaGrange, Georgia and Helen DOAN of Saint Thomas. Besides her husband, son and parents she was predeceased by her brother, Donald SAYLOR; her sisters-in-law, Shirley SAYLOR- McMASTER and brothers-in-law, Don McMILLAN, Joe McMASTER, Ted RINGROSE, Wes DOAN, and Pete ADAM/ADAMS. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Bethel Pentecostal Church, 2988 Ontario Street, Stratford on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Charles SWARTWOOD will officiate. Interment in South Easthope Cemetery, Shakespeare. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Bethel Pentecostal Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
MATTHEWS, Ralph William
Peacefully surrounded by his family at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer, Ralph William MATTHEWS of R.R.#3, Auburn in his 75th year. He is survived by his beloved wife Doreen (BLACK) of 51 years and his children Judy and John HICKEY of Goderich, Linda and Ray McNICHOL of Listowel, Roger and Kendra MATTHEWS of Nile, Val and Henry VAN ROOY of Zurich, Lorie and Ken HURMAN of Durham. Also survived by his brothers and sisters Bernice DRENNAN, Lois and Raymond HAGGITT, Joyce and Larry BLACK, Gordon MATTHEWS and step-brother to Lorne HACKETT and Belle HACKETT. Son-in-law of Grace BLACK. Brother-in-law of Bryan and Jean BLACK, Paul and Connie BLACK. Dearly loved grandfather of Crystal and Ray Dalton, Mark and Melissa HICKEY, Ryan and Brianne McNICHOL, Elise and Morgan MATTHEWS, Corey and Kurtis VAN ROOY, Amanda and Nichole HURMAN and great-grandfather of Owen and Taylor Dalton and Madisyn HICKEY. Predeceased by his parents Ruby and Henry MATTHEWS, step-father Cliff HACKETT, brother-in-law Henry DRENNAN, step-brother Chester HACKETT and father-in-law Victor BLACK. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 11: 00. Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Donations to Nile United Church or Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation Connecticut Fund gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
HAGGITT, Lois Margaret (née MATTHEWS)
Passed away peacefully at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Raymond HAGGITT of R.R.#6 Goderich. Loving mother of Murray and wife Kerrie SSAINTERRE; Kevin and partner Marian REICH, both of Toronto Elaine FIELDER and husband Dale, Port Albert; Sharon TROMMESHAUSER and husband Bernd of Redcliff, Alberta; Marie HAGGITT; Darlene WILSON and husband Dean; Dawn HALLAM and husband Bruce; Brenda ALLISON and husband Scott, all of Goderich. Survived by 9 grandchildren. Sister and sister-in-law to Bernice DRENNAN, Joyce and Larry BLACK, Gordon MATTHEWS of British Columbia, Doreen MATTHEWS, Lorne and Hazel HACKETT and Belle HACKETT. Predeceased by parents Henry MATTHEWS and Ruby HACKETT and step-father Cliff HACKETT, brother Ralph, step-brother Chester and brother-in-law Henry. Friends and family will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd, Bluewater Chapel, 201 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. Pastor Sandy MORRIS officiating. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes at Dungannon Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. 519-524-1221.

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-11 published
HOLMAN, Aldeen (née FITZGERALD)
Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday July 10, 2008. She resided at Country Manor Retirement Facility, Thedford and was formerly of Monkton. Aldeen was born 84 years ago in Mitchell, a daughter of the late Roy and Nettie (BALFOUR) FITZGERALD. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton and prior to retirement was a registered nurse at Listowel Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. Beloved wife of the late James HOLMAN who predeceased her in 1977. Loving mother of Faye and her husband Bob SLATTER of Port Franks. Special grandma of Jeff and Terri COOK of London, Joe COOK and Jessica VANLINDONK of Port Franks. Also remembered by Mike SLATTER and Charlotte DRENNAN, many nieces and nephews and the Lawrence and Cook families. Predeceased by sons-in-law Dennis A. LAWRENCE and J. Dennis A. COOK. Aldeen's family invites relatives and Friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood, on Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 9: 30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382 or www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
WOLFE, Joseph Edmund
Late in the evening of Tuesday, June 17, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Joe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Willa TAILOR/TAYLOR, his sister, Sandra EMERSON, and four grateful couples who knew him as both father and friend, Bill and his wife Janice, Charlotte and her husband Gary COOKE, Elizabeth and her husband Garth JOPLING, and Edmund and his wife Liliana. Joe was also the beloved grandfather - a role he cherished - to Laura, Andrew, Sydney and Calum (and a fifth who is on the way, name pending). He treasured being Uncle Joe to Bruce, Brian, and Douglas EMERSON. Joe also had a special relationship with his late uncle, Jack DRENNAN, who's wife Miriam maintained that special bond. During his year-long battle with cancer, all those who knew him were inspired by his perseverance, stoicism, selflessness, and enduring sense of humour. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, June 21st where a Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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DRENNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
MARSELLA, Bridget " Bridie"
Peacefully at Community Care Nursing Home on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Emilio (Bob). Dear mother of Carlo and his wife Linda, Patrick, Ann DRENNAN and her husband Bill, Cathy ENGLISH and her husband Jack and Noël and his wife Cheryl. Nana to Debbie, Kelly, Drew, Sean, Jennifer, Sarah, Mike, Amanda, Katie, Matt and Patrick. Predeceased by her grand_son Brian. Sadly missed by her sister Mary McCARTHY and her family. Visitation will be held at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering) on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society and would be greatly appreciated by the family. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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DRESSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
DRESSER, Gerald Allan
Of Leamington, formerly of St. Clair Beach, born 23 October 1917, died in his sleep 23 July 2008. Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Helen Jean (BAUMAN/BOWMAN,) parents, Ivan and Cora, and sister, Dorothy. Gerry is survived by sons, Alan (Aileen), Robert (Nadine) and Mark (Bruce), granddaughters, Blythe, Justine, Alison, Katherine, Jocelyn, Alexandra, and his girlfriend, Kathy DAROWSKI. He will be greatly missed by family and Friends. Gerry served in the Essex Scottish Regiment during World War 2 as a Training Officer and was severely injured in an explosion, the consequences of which he endured throughout his life. Wounded and bleeding, Gerry assisted others first, saving a private's life, before being treated himself. On return to Canada, Gerry was involved in the chemical and metals industries for most of his career. He organized the Porchlight Fundraising Campaign, which led to the establishment of the University of Windsor. He was an active member of the Windsor Curling Club, Beach Grove, the American Society of Metals, the Moramos Shrine, AKO Fraternity, Border Cities Lodge, Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs and the Stroke Recovery Association. An avid golfer and curler, Gerry greatly enjoyed life boating and fishing on Lake St. Clair, golfing at Beach Grove, entertaining Friends and family at his Pike Creek home of forty years, and contributing to the several service organizations he had joined throughout his life. He was a long-standing member of the Tecumseh United Church. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Gerry's life at the Leamington United Church, 9 John Street on Monday 28 July 2008 at 10 a.m. Rev. Sharon WILLIS- WHITWELL officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Leamington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by cheque to the Shriners' Children's Hospital or the Stroke Recovery Association. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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DREVNIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-11 published
RUBINOFF, David
On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Baycrest Hospital at the age of 95. Devoted and adoring husband of Rachel for 72 years. Greatly loved, admired and respected by his children Robert (Espie), Penny, Jeffrey (Betty), and Philip, and grandchildren Leba, Dan, Matt, Robyn (Rick), and Jeremy, a role model to them all. Great-grandfather to Tyler. Brother of the late Ann DREVNIG. Businessman and philanthropist. A kind and caring man. David came to Canada from Russia at the age of ten. In 1939 he moved to London, Ontario with his wife Rachel where he achieved much success. He was founder and Chairman of Commonwealth Holiday Inns which he grew to become Canada's then largest hotel company. He was an enterprising real estate developer, most notably of the White Oaks Mall in London. He was a leader and major supporter of the London Jewish community and as well contributed to many London organizations and institutions. He was a member of the Board of Governors of The University of Western Ontario although he himself had never finished high school. In 1985 David and Rachel moved to Toronto to be with their children and grandchildren who were the most important part of their lives. He has been a major contributor to Toronto organizations such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Baycrest. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 12: 30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street. Please direct memorial donations to Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8203 or the Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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DREVNIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
RUBINOFF, David
On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Baycrest Hospital at the age of 95. Devoted and adoring husband of Rachel for 72 years. Greatly loved, admired and respected by his children Robert (Espie), Penny, Jeffrey (Betty), and Philip, and grandchildren Leba, Dan, Matt, Robyn (Rick), and Jeremy, a role model to them all. Great-grandfather to Tyler. Brother of the late Ann DREVNIG. Businessman and philanthropist. A kind and caring man. David came to Canada from Russia at the age of ten. In 1939 he moved to London, Ontario with his wife Rachel where he achieved much success. He was founder and Chairman of Commonwealth Holiday Inns which he grew to become Canada's then largest hotel company. He was an enterprising real estate developer, most notably of the White Oaks Mall in London. He was a leader and major supporter of the London Jewish community and as well contributed to many London organizations and institutions. He was a member of the Board of Governors of The University of Western Ontario although he himself had never finished high school. In 1985 David and Rachel moved to Toronto to be with their children and grandchildren who were the most important part of their lives. He has been a major contributor to Toronto organizations such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Baycrest. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 12: 30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street. Please direct memorial donations to Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8203 or the Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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DREW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-09 published
ELDRED, Edward Grenville
Peacefully at his home on Monday July 7, 2008. Ed ELDRED of St. Catherines in his 59th year. Loving brother of Marsha WOODS and her husband Al DREW of Meaford. Ed will be sadly missed by his many cousins, Friends, and associates in St. Catharines and Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Grenville and Doris (née NICHOLSON) ELDRED. A memorial service for Ed will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or to AIDS Niagara would be appreciated and may be made through Tannahill Funeral Home (519-376-3710), 1178 4th Ave. West, Owen Sound N4K 4W5.

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DREW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-24 published
ELDRED, Edward Grenville
Peacefully at his home on Monday July 7, 2008. Ed ELDRED of St. Catherines in his 59th year. Loving brother of Marsha WOODS and her husband Al DREW of Meaford. Ed will be sadly missed by his many cousins, Friends, and associates in St. Catharines and Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Grenville and Doris (née NICHOLSON) ELDRED. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home on Saturday July 26, 2008 at 11 o'clock with visitation 1 hour prior to service time. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or to AIDS Niagara would be appreciated and may be made through Tannahill Funeral Home (519-376-3710), 1178 4th Ave. West, Owen Sound N4K 4W5

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DREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
SHAW, Richard " Dick"
Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 71 years of age. Loving husband of Joan. Dear father of Karyn DREW (Jamie.) Grandpa of Tayler and Austin DREW. Dear father of Richard (Fely) SHAW. Much loved step-father of Linda MAGEE (Bob). Special "Pops" of Stephen and Laura MAGEE. He will be especially missed by his sister-in-law Glady (Garlie) VINE and family. Memorial Service will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the Toronto General Hospital Transplant Centre would be appreciated.

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DREWITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
O'BRIEN, Mary Patricia (née CREAN) (1931-2008)
Died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Dearest wife of Luke. Loving mother of Nano DREWITT (Chuck) of Sault Ste. Marie, Michael (Debbie) of Sault Ste. Marie, Siobhan GABURA (Jeff) of Oakville, Mary-Jo MULHOLLAND (Mark) of Sault Ste. Marie, Luke (Maria-Pia) of Etobicoke, Fiona SWANEK (Wayne) of Oakville and Tara DROVER (Jeff) of Oakville. Loving and devoted grandmother of Siobhan, Kyle, Ciara, Niall, Travis, Luke, Alexandra, Sarah, Kevin, Shannon, Ashleigh, Olivia, Braeden, Conlan, Bridget, Liam, Neve, Kieran, Connor and Ava Grace. Daughter of the late Hugh and Sheila CREAN. Sister of Sheila O'HAGAN of Ireland, Richard CREAN (Joanne) and the late Dorothy TRUS (Mike.) Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11: 00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2008 at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. Interment Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be made through
www.koprivataylor.com
"A beautiful life has come to an end, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
In our hearts and in our memories Mary will always be kept, one we dearly loved and will never forget."

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