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O'NEIL 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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O'NEIL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
O'NEIL, Brenda Elaine
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Brenda Elaine O'NEIL of Lucan in her 50th year. Beloved daughter of Evelyn (McROBERTS) O'NEIL of Lucan and the late Roy O'NEIL (1974.) Dear mother of Kaitlin, Josh and Kyle Ryan all at home. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marilee and Don CAMPBELL of Strathroy, David and Mary O'NEIL of Duluth, Georgia, Gary O'NEIL of Denfield and Joan and Jim CARSON of Oakville. Predeceased by a brother Wayne. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15th 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael PETERSON officiating. Interment Birr Anglican Cemetery. Donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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O'NEIL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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O'NEIL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas, and the late Nancy ELDER (2005.) Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) DENNIS, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha (MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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O'NEIL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
COTTRELL, David Thomas
Passed away peacefully at Tyndall Nursing Home on Friday, June 13, 2008, at the age of 84. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan, and his parents Tom and Helen COTTRELL of Saint Thomas, Ontario. Loving father of Rick and his wife Colleen, Beth and her husband Bob PATON, Debbie, Carolyn, Pam and her husband Colin SPENCER. Dear grandfather of Shannon and her husband Steve PITT, Derek, Kelly, Matthew, Hailey, Owen and Jessica and great-grandfather of Madeline. Survived by his sisters, Roma O'NEIL, Alma COTTRELL and Jenifer PRENTICE- ALEXSANDRE. After service in the Canadian Armed Forces, David commenced his civilian career at Christie's Biscuits in Toronto. He later joined Ford Motor Co. of Canada in Bramalea, retiring after 22 years. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 20th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to The Parkinson's Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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O'NEIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
CACHIA, Edmund Francis Magee, C.A.
Born in Toronto in 1926. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee O'NEIL.) Loving father of Kevin (Elise,) Barbara (Jean,) Mary Catherine, Michael (Angela), Patricia (Richard) and Margaret-Anne (Lee). Dear grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of one. Survived by brother Eugene and sister Theresa. Predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. A Knight of The Order of Malta and the founder of the Canadian Gold Cross Association. He lived a life of dedication to numerous charitable causes and, in his business life, to the public accounting profession. His past activities included a term as a public accounting partner with a Lord Mayor of London. He will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with evening prayers at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1372 King St. W., Toronto, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Thank you to the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. If desired, donations to the Oratory of St. Philip Neri or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-09 published
CRANNIE, Paul
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, June 6th, 2008 at the age of 76 years, Paul CRANNIE of Port Elgin. Fondly remembered by his niece Suzanne O'NEILL of Collingwood, and his nephew Tim CRANNIE of Brampton and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Jim and his wife Shirley, and Pat. He will be sadly missed by his many Friends in the area. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Wednesday, June 11th at 1: 00 p.m. with Father Peter MEYER officiating. Visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements in the care of W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-27 published
FLODROWSKI, Janina
At Chateau Gardens Nursing Home in London on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008, Janina FLODROWSKI passed in her 90th year. Wife of the late Stefan FLODROWSKI (1985.) Loving mother of Christine O'NEILL (predeceased 2002) and son Leslie and his wife Laurie of London. Dear grandmother of Patricia (O'NEILL) and her husband Rob LAURIE, Jennifer (O'NEILL) and her husband Sean MOUMBLOW, Eric FLODROWSKI and his wife Lyndsay, and Michelle FLODROWSKI. Great-grandmother of Stefan and Cameron. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S., Chatham. Parish prayers will be offered at 3 p.m. Friday. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Saturday, March 29th at 1 p.m. Leslie and Laurie extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Chateau Gardens for their excellent care and kindness. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society (alzheimerlondon.ca). Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
STEKOVIC, Durda (née GRUJIC)
(April 12, 1963-June 9, 2008)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Cherished wife of Bosko. Loving mother of Marko and his wife Svetlana, Ljiljana and Natasa STEKOVIC. Much loved daughter of Milan GRUJIC and the late Dragica ZEC (2000.) Deeply missed by her sister Branka PAVLOVIC, with her husband Sretko and their sons Ognjen and Ozren and her brother Drazen GRUJIC, with his wife Snjezana and their sons Nemanja and Milan. Fondly remembered by her aunt Rada ZEC, with her son Nemanja, her daughter Tanja and her husband Jeremy O'NEILL; along with many family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted by members of Jehovah's witness Kingdom Hall at Woodland Cemetery on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Many thanks to Doctor HARLE and her team at Victoria Hospital - Palliative Care, Jennifer PETERSON, Joanna PIETRUSZEWSKA and Ola HOSIAWA.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
STEKOVIC, Durda (née GRUJIC)
(April 12, 1963-June 9, 2008)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Cherished wife of Bosko. Loving mother of Marko and his wife Svetlana, Ljiljana and Natasa STEKOVIC. Much loved daughter of Milan GRUJIC and the late Dragica ZEC (2000.) Deeply missed by her sister Branka PAVLOVIC, with her husband Sretko and their sons Ognjen and Ozren and her brother Drazen GRUJIC, with his wife Snjezana and their sons Nemanja and Milan. Fondly remembered by her aunt Rada ZEC, with her son Nemanja, her daughter Tanja and her husband Jeremy O'NEILL; along with many family members and Friends. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, June 12th at 11: 00 a.m. A graveside service will be conducted by members of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at Woodland Cemetery on Thursday, June 12th at 2: 00 p.m. Many thanks to Doctor HARLE and her team at Victoria Hospital - Palliative Care, Jennifer PETERSON, Joanna PIETRUSZEWSKA and Ola HOSIAWA. Please note change to service time.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
O'NEILL, Clarence Fraser
After a lengthy illness, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, with his family by his side. Clarence Fraser O'NEILL of Strathroy in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Isabel Ann O'NEILL (KRAUS.) Loving father of Peggy BULLOCK and Janet HOLDEN of Parkhill, Diane WOODIWISS of Strathroy and Ronald O'NEILL of Cambridge. Also survived by his 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, his brother Bill O'NEILL (Dorothy) and sister Barbara PATON (Wayne.) At Clarence's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023). A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Clarence.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
O'NEILL, Anna Claire Caroline " Carrie"
At her home in Goderich on Saturday, July 12, 2008, Anna Claire Caroline "Carrie" O'NEILL in her 98th year. Daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (McCANN) O'NEILL, also predeceased by sister Catherine WYNNE and brothers James and William O'NEILL. Survived by nephews William and John WYNNE of Michigan and many other family members and Friends. Friends may call at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peters Church, Goderich on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. Catholic Womens League prayers Wednesday 6: 30 p.m. Parish Prayers Wednesday, 6: 45 p.m. both at the Funeral Home. Donations to St. Peters Church gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-02 published
VALLERY, Hugh
In his 89th year, passed away peacefully on December 29th. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marjorie, his daughter Linda and husband Ralph EDWARDS of Belwood, and his son Douglas VALLERY and wife Lauree of Toronto. He will be missed by grandchildren Pam, Debbie and Mark EDWARDS, and Braden, Robert, Jacqueline and Ellen VALLERY. Hugh is the brother-in-law of Doris (HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) VALLERY of Peterborough, Jean (O'NEILL) EMERY of Ingersoll and Doris (EMERY) RICHARDSON of Anthony, Florida. He is also survived by a number of beloved nieces and nephews.
Hugh was born May 3, 1919 in Peterborough and graduated from Queen's University in 1942 with a Master's Degree in History and an officer's appointment out of the Canadian Officer Training Corps. As a Lieutenant with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, Hugh saw action with the Canadian First Infantry Division, Allied Eighth Army in Italy. He was captured in the fierce fighting south of Ortona in December 1943, and was held as a Prisoner of War at OFLAG VIIIF (Mährisch-Trübau, Czech Republic) and OFLAG 79 (Brunswick, Germany) until 1945. After the War, Hugh served in the Canadian Reserve Militia through the mid-'50, in which he attained the rank of Major.
An active and successful career in public education with the Toronto and Metro School Boards following graduation from Ontario College of Education in 1946, included: teaching at Harbord Collegiate Institute (46-58); head of History at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (58-61); Vice Principal at Parkdale Collegiate (61-63) founding Principal at Monarch Park Secondary School (63-66) Academic Director of Study in Educational Facilities; 66-69. A member of Phi Delta Kappa, Hugh was an Associate Teacher with the Ontario College of Education ('51-'60) also lectured at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education on educational administration. He co-authored two text books: The British Epic (Ontario Grade 9, 1960), and The British Heritage (Manitoba, 1965). Hugh completed his career by serving as Superintendant and Assistant Director of Education for the Metropolitan Toronto School Board from 1970 until his retirement in February, 1977.
Leading up to his retirement, Hugh received recognition and awards for his longstanding contribution to education in Ontario. Hugh was active with the East Toronto Rotary Club through the 60's and 70's. Through active enquiry and contributions, Hugh has played a role in the betterment of several communities including Lake of Bays, Ontario where the extended families enjoyed many wonderful summers together. In retirement, Hugh and Marj also spent winters in Ocala, Fort Myers and Clearwater, Florida. Hugh was an active contributor to Islington United Church through the 50's and 60's and to many worthy charities and causes.
Hugh was a compassionate, private person, a voracious reader until late in life, and an inquisitive student of the rushing events of our times. He was a gentleman, a man of integrity, and a generous, trusted advisor and friend to those close to him.
A celebration of Hugh's life will be held at the York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (north of Sheppard Avenue, first street west of Yonge Street), Toronto, 416-221-3404 on Saturday, January 5, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior with a lunch reception to follow the service. For more information and to place online condolences please go to www.etouch.ca

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
RANDS, Clyde David Richard
Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ontario on Friday, December 14, 2007, Clyde RANDS formerly of Cherry Valley, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Catherine RANDS (née WATTAM, former wife of the late Doctor G.A. POWERS) and the late Anna Leona Cecelia RANDS (née LABA.) Dear brother of Cyril (Lena) and the late Reginald (Trid). Predeceased by his four sisters. Uncle of Maurina PAULSON, Mary BLOCH and Jimmy HUELIN. Step-father of Scot POWERS (Louise) and Nancy (Brent BAILEY) and their children Darcy, Calum, Travis, Zachary and Lauren. Mr. RANDS rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory The Great on Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Bernard O'NEILL and Deacon William GERVAIS officiated. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). Friends were received at the Church for one hour prior to the Massachusetts.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
Canadian platoon commander shot dead
Brantford, Ontario, native is the second soldier in the past month to be killed in Taliban ambush
By Katherine O'NEILL, Page A10
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- A Canadian platoon commander leading a foot patrol in Kandahar province's hotly contested and dangerous Panjwai district was shot and killed yesterday morning, marking the second combat death for Canadian Forces in the past month.
"Steve was what we in uniform are expected to be: He was a soldier and he was a leader," Colonel Jamie Cade, deputy commander of Task Force Kandahar, said yesterday.
Captain Richard (Steve) LEARY, 32, who was serving his first tour in Afghanistan, is the second soldier since May 6 to be killed in an ambush.
The majority of the 27 Canadian casualties in Afghanistan since June of 2007 have been the result of homemade bombs placed on roads. Only three deaths have occurred in combat.
Capt. LEARY, with Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba, was killed about 9: 30 a.m., local time, in the rural district, which is dotted with grape and wheat fields.
The Brantford, Ontario, native had been leading a foot patrol with several Canadian and Afghan National Army soldiers when they came under attack by Taliban and engaged in several running gun battles with the insurgents. The soldiers were taking cover when Capt. LEARY was shot.
No one else was injured.
The battle continued after Capt. LEARY's death, until a North Atlantic Treaty Organization-coalition air strike "defeated" the enemy, according to Major Jay Janzen, a Canadian military spokesman.
Capt. LEARY was flown by helicopter to the military hospital at Kandahar Air Field, but died of his wounds.
"Our medical personnel fought very hard to change the outcome, but sadly, they were unsuccessful," Col. Cade said.
Since the Canadian mission in Afghanistan began in 2002, 84 soldiers and one diplomat have been killed. Capt. LEARY's death is the 10th this year.
On May 6, Corporal Michael Starker, a Calgary paramedic with the Edmonton-based 15 Field Ambulance Regiment, was shot and killed in an ambush about 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.
He was also on a military foot patrol at the time of the ambush.
"It's dangerous business, there is no question about that, but if we aren't out there doing our jobs, we'll never be successful," Major Janzen said, when asked whether military foot patrols are becoming too dangerous in certain areas.
Capt. LEARY had been stationed at a small combat outpost in Panjwai before his death.
The turbulent and ultraconservative district has become so dangerous in recent months that road convoys to resupply soldiers living at outposts in the area have become extremely rare because of concerns about roadside bombs.
Soldiers posted to the area rarely drive, and are usually left to hike in and out of the volatile area with all their belongings.
Security is low, with many locals in the district afraid of the Taliban.
They will sometimes stay silent about possible attacks against soldiers or even assist insurgents, for fear of reprisals against them or their families.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered condolences on behalf of Canadians to Capt. LEARY's family and Friends.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time," he said in a statement.
"[Capt. LEARY] was making a difference, working alongside his fellow soldiers, to rebuild a war-torn country."
It has already been a difficult week for the Canadian military.
On Monday, four Canadians solders were injured, one seriously, in two separate incidents during security operations in nearby Zhari district. Two have been flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany for further treatment.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
Capt. LEARY dreamt of making a difference
By Caroline ALPHONSO with reports from Katherine O'NEILL in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and from The Canadian Press, Page A10
Soon after graduating from university, Captain Richard (Steve) LEARY joined the army.
He always dreamt about making a difference.
"This is something he always wanted to do," Capt. LEARY's mother, Gail, said yesterday. "He was a very good man."
"He always knew he wanted to go fight for his country," his aunt, Terry CARESWELL, said yesterday. "He just wanted to make people feel safe."
Yesterday, Capt. LEARY died trying to do just that. Only a few months into his first tour in Afghanistan, he was shot and killed as he led a foot patrol in the Panjwai district. The 32-year-old was a platoon commander with Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba
In his hometown of Brantford, Ontario, Capt. LEARY was remembered as a caring man who loved fixing cars and keeping fit. "He was very protective of his family and his wife. He was very funny. Everybody always had fun when he was there," Ms. Careswell said.
Capt. LEARY and his wife, Rachel, met in high school. They started dating when he was 16 and she was 14. They were married in Brantford almost six years ago, and were planning on having children soon, his aunt said yesterday.
Capt. LEARY led an active life. He took karate lessons for six years, and he was on the football team at Brantford Collegiate Institute. He also loved to learn. He completed a bachelor's degree in history at McMaster University, and enjoyed reading books on psychology and religion.
Ms. CARESWELL said her nephew was looking forward to going to Afghanistan (both his grandfather and great-grandfather were in the army). But he was reluctant to share with his family what he saw there.
"He just told his parents they did not want to know what goes on over there," Ms. CARESWELL said. "He was very upset about what goes on over there."
After his tour, Capt. LEARY planned to continue to work in the army, but probably doing an administrative job, his aunt said. "He was a very good leader. He just really believed in us having our freedom and people having a better life," she said.
Major Jay Janzen, a Canadian military spokesman in Afghanistan, said Capt. LEARY was personable. He said "it's a very difficult time" for his platoon.

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O'NEILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
McALPINE, Mary Mitchell " May"
Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Brampton Civic Hospital at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband John. Loving mother to Ian (Kathie), Gordon (Julie), and Elizabeth "Annie". Cherished grandmother to Jennifer, Jackie, Alex, Donna, and Lori. May was predeceased by her granddaughter Darlene. She will be fondly remembered by her brothers and sisters, her extended family and Friends, especially Jim O'NEILL. May was a life member of The Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609. Friends will be received at Andrews Community Funeral Centre 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190 on Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609. In May's memory, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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