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"DRI" 2008 Obituary


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DRIEDGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-28 published
LIEFSO, Mary Louise (née SCHILDROTH)
Of Chesley, passed away peacefully at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Laurier LIEFSO. Cherished mother of Linda and her husband Sam HEAD of Ayr, David and his wife Doreen of Sudbury, Irene and her husband Jim DRIEDGER of Chesley and Steven and his wife Sabina of Barrie. Mary will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Lyndon, Chantal, Mark, Krista and great-grand_son Rilley. She will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Fran SCHILDROTH of Aurora. Predeceased by her granddaughter Jennifer brothers William, Louis, Clarence, Norman and George; sisters Edith SCHILDROTH and Annie KISSACK and her parents, Fred and Mary (MINKE) SCHILDROTH. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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DRIESMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
ALLEN, Florence
The family of the late Florence ALLEN would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to Rev. Troy VANGINKEL for his kind prayers and ministrations; to Marg DRIESMAN for the music; to those who sent flowers or other tokens of remembrance to those who called at the funeral home to extend their sympathy and to their many kind Friends and neighbours for all their acts of kindness. Special thanks to those at Central United Church for the luncheon and the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Elgin Manor and Terrace Lodge for all their care.

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DRINKLE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-03-28 published
STOCKLEY, Elechia (née DUFFY)
Passed away, peacefully surrounded by her family, at Ross Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin James. Loving mother of Carolynn McCRINDLE of Collingwood, Jacqueline STOCKLEY of Orillia, Anne Marie STOCKLEY of Milton, and James (Karen) STOCKLEY of Glenarm. Predeceased by daughter Marion Margaret. Loving grandmother and treasured by 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late James and Margaret DUFFY of Rathburn. Survived by sister Margaret (Peggy) DRINKLE and predeceased by sisters Mary BAYE, and Genevieve DUFFY, and brothers Arthur and Cecil DUFFY. Friends and relatives may call at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Then to St. Columbkille's Church, Uptergrove for Mass of Christian Burial Saturday afternoon, March 29th at 1 p.m. Spring interment: St. Columbkille's Church Cemetery, Uptergrove. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at: www.mundellfuneralhome.com
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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-06 published
TOTTEN, Osborne Ross " Sonny"
With great sadness, the family advises of the passing of Osborne Ross (Sonny) TOTTEN of London, peacefully at Parkwood Veterans Hospital on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008. Predeceased by his beloved wife Vivian (née DOAN) and his sisters Margaret HARPER of Ottawa and Madeline HAINSTOCK of Vancouver. Father of Ross and Joan TOTTEN of London, Bill TOTTEN of Edmonton, and special friend of Dianne DRISCOLL and her husband Jim of Kelowna, British Columbia. He will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family. Born in Forest, Ontario on December 11th, 1914, he loved his country and served it with distinction in World War 2. After the war Sonny served with the federal Department of Agriculture and went on to be a successful Insurance agent and businessman in Forest. Sonny's passing will leave a void in the lives of many who were touched by his kindness and generosity. Sonny was a past Mayor of Forest; past president and life member of the Forest Legion, Br. #176 and past president of the Forest Rotary club as well as coach and supporter of many sports teams in the Forest area. The family wishes to extend their extreme gratitude to the staff of Parkwood Hospital for their caring and devotion to dad, especially in the past few weeks. A celebration of life will be held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Parkwood Hospital (please use parking lot #3), 801 Commissioners Rd. East, London, Ontario, on Friday March 7th, 2008 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (2-3 p.m.). Private interment will take place at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Veteran's Care Fund, c/o St Joseph's Health Care Foundation, or to a charity of your choice. Donations and condolences may be left at www.dodgefuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home in Forest, (519-786-2401). In memory of Sonny, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows so will your memories. the Denning Family

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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
SMITH, Grace Elizabeth (née SOMERVILLE)
On Sunday April 6, 2008, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall in her 97th year. Grace SMITH formerly of Seaforth and McKillop Twp., Beloved wife of the late Gilbert SMITH (1990.) Dear mother of Eileen and Gord ROSS of Exeter, and Lorraine and William STEPHENSON of Etobicoke. Loved grandmother to 6 grand and 10 great-grandchildren, survived by one sister Anna McNICHOL of Seaforth. Predeceased by two sisters Dorothy DRISCOLL (Ross) and Helen KIRKBY (Lou) and two brothers Archie (Cora) and Walter SOMERVILLE (Margaret,) brother-in-law Ralph McNICHOL and brother and sisters-in-law Adin and Leila FORBES, Andrew and Luella COUTTS, Adrian and Irene HOGG, and Clifford SMITH, and her parents William and Dora (SCOTT) SOMERVILLE. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, on Tuesday April 8th 2008 froom 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home on Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the, Cavan United Church, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your Choice. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
DRISCOLL, George R.
At University Hospital, London, on Saturday April 26th, 2008, George R. DRISCOLL of London in his 84th year. George is a cherished husband and best friend to Verna (WHIPPS) DRISCOLL. An irreplaceable father and teacher to his children Douglas (Lori), Nancy, Kathy (Mark) and David (Trish). Also an unforgettable and loved Papa to his grandchildren Angie, Alana (Mike), James, Shaun, Tammy, Biz and Becky (Mighty Mite) and his great-granddaughter Maren. George was a veteran of World War 2 and proudly served the HMCS Huron as an (underage!) chief petty officer. George was a well respected entymologist, an amazing card player, and had an enviable green thumb. At George's request, a private family service was held on Sunday April 27th. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. George meant everything, after all these years, what else could he mean George will be indescribably missed by his family, Friends and his queen bees.

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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
HALL, Michael Gillis
With sadness, we announce the quiet passing of Michael Gillis HALL at his home in Toronto on March 28, 2008. He is survived by his cherished and loving wife Phoebe Kathleen (WHICHER,) sons Michael and Greg, daughters-in-law Lynne and Heather, his grandchildren, Lori, Alexandra and Scott, and his sister Madeline DRISCOLL. He will be greatly missed by the HALL and WHICHER extended families and his Friends. Michael lived his life with a positive outlook. His was a glass that was always half-full. A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) at one o'clock on Saturday, April 5 with a reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1; Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
JONES, Reverend Doctor James David
Died at North Bay on Thursday March 27th, 2008 at the age of 44. The beloved husband of Katherine (née MARSHALL,) David was the dear son of Rev. James Peter and Mrs. Dorothy JONES of Brockville. He is also survived by his step-children Mark (Sandra) of Honduras, and their children Luke and Katherine, Kristin HAINES (Brooks) of Chicago, and Kaitlin DRISCOLL of Buffalo, his brother Peter (Carman,) nephew Peter MICHAEL of the Canary Islands, and grandmother Sarah CHRISTIE of Dalhousie, N.B.
A graduate of McGill, he received his Masters degree and Doctorate at Princeton. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1990, he ministered in Scarborough and Brockville before coming to North Bay. He was also a Captain of the Black Watch. A funeral service, reflecting David's belief in the Easter Faith was held in Calvin Presbyterian Church in North Bay on Monday March 31st, 2008. David's ashes will be spread in Metis sur Mer, Québec. following a memorial service at Little Metis Presbyterian Church on Sunday July 13th, 2008. In honour of David's deep commitment to Calvin Presbyterian Church, donations in his name will be gratefully accepted. (Calvin Presbyterian Church, 401 1st Avenue West, North Bay, Ontario P1B 3C5).

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DRISCOLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
RAYNER, Phyllis Marie (née GALLAGHER)
Peacefully, as the sun rose in Brantford, Ontario, on June 20, 2008, Phyllis RAYNER, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and proud nurse, died in her 86th year. Predeceased six months ago by her beloved soulmate and husband of 56 years, George. Wonderful and fun-loving mother of Shelagh (Bruce PETERSON,) Mississauga; Moira (Les WHITE/WHYTE), Ottawa; Barbara (friend of Paul FLANAGAN), Strathroy; and George (Lori LUFF), Mississauga. Adored Grandma of Susan, Kathryn (fiancée of David LUND,) and Brian PETERSON; Emily (fiancée of Stefan GINGRAS,) Elizabeth (Alex SARABURA,) Fraser, Anna, and Mary WHITE/WHYTE; and Abigail, Joshua, Zachary, and Jessica RAYNER. Honorary mother of June (Ray) LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Dear sister of Richard (Mary) GALLAGHER, Regina; and Louis (Vivian) GALLAGHER, Thunder Bay. Predeceased by sister Patricia (late Gerald) McKAY, brother George Patrick GALLAGHER, and George's family Rev. Father Frank RAYNER, OMI, Patricia POCOCK, and Angus RAYNER. Survived by Michael and Mary (RAYNER) HADDON, Joseph POCOCK, beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Born October 3, 1922, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Doctor Patrick J. GALLAGHER and Marie Cecilia DRISCOLL, Phyllis graduated from Saint Mary's Academy, St. Boniface Hospital (R.N., 1944) and the University of Toronto (PhN, 1950). For many years she was a Public Health Nurse in Brantford, retiring in 1988 as Acting Director. A tireless volunteer, organizer, and crusader for social justice, Phyllis was the first female chair of the Saint_Joseph's Hospital board, a past chair of the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital Community Advisory Board, a past chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association Task Force on Housing for the Psychiatrically Disabled, a past chair of the Mohawk College Studies in Aging Advisory Committee, a founding member of the Nova Vita women's shelter, and a past board member of the Brant County Children's Aid Society, the Brant District Health Council, the Children and Youth Services Council, and the Brant and Branford Housing Authority. She also worked on the Ontario Provincial Psychiatric Hospitals Strategic Planning Committee and at the Ontario Board of Parole. A lifelong Liberal, Phyllis served as president of the Brantford Liberal Party. She was also a Companion of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph. She was awarded the Canada 125 medal in 1992, the J.A.D. Marquis Award for her contribution to health care in Brant in 1995, and last month she was delighted to be presented with the Mission Legacy Award by the Saint_Joseph's Healthcare System. Phyllis will long be remembered for her incredible joie de vivre, wicked sense of humour, common sense, and quest for adventure. She loved her family fiercely, cultivated life-long Friendships, and together with George, welcomed all to their home with open arms. She will be greatly missed. Visitation at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, Monday, June 23, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, on Tuesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Saint_Joseph's Lifecare Foundation or the Canadian Mental Health Association.
McCleister 519-758-1553, www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

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DRITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
MELTZER, Garfield Theodore
Garfield Theodore MELTZER born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008. Dearest husband for over 53 years of Jacqueline (RUBANOWICZ of Paris, France,) beloved father of Evelyne (Michael GARDNER, Halifax,) Richard (Shona GODWIN, Montreal), Stephen (Michaela LINCOLN, Montreal), and Michael (Linda SALNA, Toronto.) He was the much adored Zeidah of Theo and Michaela Meltzer GARDNER, Alexander and Marieke GARDNER, Sebastian, Aidan, Jacob, Spencer, Ariella, Elijah, Kendra and Alison MELTZER. Also leaving behind brother Murray (Eleanor, Montreal,) sister Mary (Walter NACHUM, Florida,) cousin Lillian Meltzer GOLDSTEIN, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand-nephews, and other cousins in Canada, the United States, France and Israel.
Will be greatly missed by Mary ROY MELTZER and Elizabeth BOSCO who provided loving home support over the decades.
Predeceased by his father Samuel MELTZER (who immigrated to Saint John from Vilna, Lithuania) and mother Alice {DRITZ} MELTZER (Vilna, Lithuania) who died in Saint John when Gar was only two, much-loved stepmother, Sarah BALAGENSKI (Warsaw, Poland,) and siblings Lillian (Sydney SCHOEN), Kaye (Barney COLTON), Edward, Anne (Jack LEVINE), Frances (Mischa GELTMAN) and Bill (Doreen.) He dearly loved his in-laws Simon RUBANOWICZ and Raymonde {GORDON} RUBANOWICZ who had also predeceased him. Gar was the kindest, most generous, fair, honourable, humble, optimistic, and evercourteous man who had an indomitable spirit to the very end, and had an irrepressible Gar Heart, that continued to beat long after the doctors thought it would. Gar always took the high road, always turned the other cheek, always had a good word with a smile for everyone. He was committed to promoting human rights, brotherhood, mutual respect, peace and community service throughout his life. He was active in the scouting movement, Akela for over 25 years with the Judaen and then the Eli Boyaner Cub Pack in Saint John. He considered each of his cubs as one of his boys. He delivered Meals on Wheels, offered pastoral care at the Saint John Regional Hospital, served on the Board of the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, was a founding member and Commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Atlantic Canada, was a member of the Maritime Parkinsons Association, the North West Commercial Travellers' Association of Canada, Albion Masonic Lodge No. 1, the Saint John Multi-Cultural Association, B'nai Brith, RUSI, and past member of the Carlton Curling Club. Gar was a life member of the No. 2 Legion in Saint John having served in the Canadian army and then the airforce as an Officer Training Instructor during World War 2. After the war he was actively involved as an instructor with the air cadets. Gar believed in working hard, in doing one's best and realizing the fruit of one's labours for family and community. He was a ship chandler, the owner of Gar's Diner, the Gar Meltzer Sales, and a commercial salesman for over 40 years representing some 50 companies throughout Atlantic Canada. Six months on the road every year for decades, he developed a network of customers who became Friends who never forgot him for his acts of kindness and tzadkah. His good deeds were innumerable and we usually only heard by chance from those who were touched by his generosity and altruism. In 1992 he was awarded the Canada 125 Confederation Anniversary Medal for community service. And yet Gar never sought honours or recognition. Gar loved his family and he loved his home. He treasured his Friendship with life-long pal I. J. Davis. Thanks to caregivers Judy and Jackie who were so helpful and compassionate providing athome assistance in Saint John; special hugs to Donna who took such good care of him while visiting in Toronto. Much appreciation to the wonderful medical and nursing staff at Toronto East General Hospital where he spent his last days. Donations may be made to the Maritimes Parkinsons Association or to the Gar MELTZER Memorial Scholarship fund c/o the Toronto Dominion Bank, 78 Main Street West, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2M 3N3. Funeral was held at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick (506) 634-7424 on Wednesday April 30, 2008. Interment was in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John, New Brunswick. The family sat shivah at 55 Goodrich Street, Saint John, New Brunswick following the interment. Condolences may be made in person, by phone, or via our website: www.brenansfh.com.

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