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OSBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
OSBERG, G.L. "Larry" (1917-2008)
Peacefully on the evening of January 28, 2008 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Born and educated in Alberta, Larry met Edith SPENCER during the war in Ottawa - an event he later described as "the best thing that ever happened to me". After completing his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1949, he joined the National Research Council, working there until retirement in 1982. An avid downhill skier until the age of 87, Larry had only recently begun to think of himself as getting old. Predeceased in 2001 by Edith, as well as by sister Bertha BOTT and his brother Gunder OSBERG. Larry will be sorely missed by his children Lars OSBERG (Molly HURD) of Halifax, Peter OSBERG (Mary) of West Vancouver, and Zella OSBERG (Stephen HAZELL) of Ottawa, and by his grandchildren Natasha, Spencer, Brendan, Heather, Sarah, Karin, Claire, Elspeth and Duncan, step-grandchildren Kirsty and Winnie, great-grandchild Imogen and nieces. The Memorial Service will be held at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Ottawa Hospital Foundation, General Campus. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa 613-233-1143. Condolences/ donations: www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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OSBORN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-01-04 published
Teen killed when snowmobile hits auger
Ryan MORRISON of Millbank was riding on a friend's farm and went off a trail.
By Joe BELANGER and Jenni DUNNING, Sun Media, Fri., January 4, An 18-year-old Perth County snowmobiler is dead after he ran into a piece of farm equipment, in the region's third serious snowmobile crash and second fatality in two weeks.
Perth County Ontario Provincial Police warn parents and young people to take more care snowmobiling.
Ryan MORRISON of Millbank was riding at a friend's farm on Line 67 of Mornington Ward Wednesday about 8: 35 p.m. when he went off a trail and struck a grain auger.
He was taken by ambulance to Stratford General Hospital where he died of head injuries.
"Definitely, in two or three incidents, speed has been a factor, as it is in most snowmobile crashes," Ontario Provincial Police Const. Glen Childerley said yesterday.
"People have to learn that you don't have to go full bore to enjoy a snowmobile. You can lose control very quickly.
"You can't stay on the trails. The speed of snowmobiles is outrageous and, combined with their light weight, it doesn't make for easily travelling at high speeds," he said.
Childerley said age and inexperience are also factors that lead to trouble for snowmobilers, pointing to the death of a 15-year-old boy December 19.
In that crash, Mitchell District high school student Perry OSBORN of Monkton was heading home from school when his snowmobile went off a trail, crossed Perth Line 36 and travelled into the path of a transport truck.
On December 8, a 19-year-old snowmobiler crashed into a tree near Listowel and was dropped off at a motel by another snowmobiler, who asked the operator to call 911.
The victim was taken to London Health Sciences Centre in critical condition with several fractures and released about a week ago.
On December 17, a 17-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were thrown from a snowmobile when they struck a car while going the wrong way on a road in Malahide Township.
In rural areas, snowmobiles are a common fixture on many farms and it's not unusual for young people to take their machines to school.
To drive a snowmobile, the driver must be at least 12, have a snowmobile licence and take a safe snowmobiling course, Childerley said.
"It's part of their life on a farm," he said. "But there are groomed trails in the area that are patrolled by snowmobile clubs and police and you don't often encounter problems on those trails."

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-18 published
OSBORNE, Dallas and Jean
In memory of our dear parents Dallas, June 2000 and Jean, January 2006.
How much we miss them. They were so very special to all of us We have so many memories that will always be cherished and never forgotten.
- Family
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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
STEER, Hilton S.
The family of the late Hilton S. STEER wish to thank family, Friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers, donations, phone calls and food sent to our home. Special thanks to Rev. Mark WAUGH for his comforting message and support and to David FRIES to playing the hymns that were so special to Dad. We would also like to thank Brigitte and Grant MAY of the May Funeral Home in Markdale for their excellent guidance and sympathy at this time. Thank you to granddaughters Krista WHEILDON, Aleshia STEER, Rebecca STEER and Claudia STEER for being flower-bearers, and to the pallbearers, grand_sons Lee WHEILDON and Matthew STEER, nephews Merdy YOUNG and Doug OSBORNE and special Friends David and Jeff McCORMICK. Thanks to the ladies of the United Church Women for the wonderful lunch at Annesley United Church after the service. Also thank you to Doctor Fred KAETHLER and Doctor Hildegard HUFF and the nurses of the Grey Bruce Health Services for their excellent care and kindness shown to Dad. Thank you to the staff of Georgian Heights for the personal care during Dad's short stay. Your kindness will always be remembered.
- Joyce STEER and family.
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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-02 published
STEER, Hilton M.
The family of the late Hilton M. STEER wish to thank family, Friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers, donations, phone calls and food sent to our home. Special thanks to Rev. Mark WAUGH for his comforting message and support and to David FRIES for playing the hymns that were special to Dad. We would also like to thank Brigitte and Grant MAY of the May Funeral Home, Markdale, for their excellent guidance and sympathy at this time. Thank you to granddaughters Krista WHEILDON, Aleshia STEER, Rebecca STEER and Claudia STEER for being flowerbearers, and to the pallbearers, grand_sons Lee WHEILDON and Matthew STEER, nephews Merdy YOUNG and Doug OSBORNE and special Friends David and Jeff McCORMICK. Thanks to the Ladies of United Church Women for the wonderful lunch at Annesley United Church after the service. Also thank you to Doctor Fred KAETHIER and Doctor Hildegard HUFF and the nurses of the Grey Bruce Health Services for their excellent care and kindness shown to Dad. Thank you to the staff at Georgian Heights for the personal care during Dad's short stay. Your kindness will always be remembered.
- Joyce STEER and family
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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-03 published
HENDERSON, Merle Irene (née BLACKLOCK)
Peacefully, at Lee Manor in Owen Sound, Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008. Merle Irene HENDERSON (née BLACKLOCK,) in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William John (Bill) HENDERSON (1986.) Loving mother of Josephine FEARNALL, of Owen Sound, and Sherri OSBORNE of Carrying Place, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Kim (David) CLARK, Doug (Susan) FEARNALL, Shelley (Doug) CRAWFORD, Nikki (Trent) CLEMENHAGEN, Andrew (Heather) OSBORNE, Matthew (Amy) OSBORNE. She leaves eight lovely great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Marg McKAY and Marion HENDERSON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Maria BLACKLOCK, sons-in-law Maurice FEARNALL and David OSBORNE, brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario (519-376-7492), on Saturday, from 1: 00-2:00 p.m.. A Funeral Service for Merle HENDERSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2008, with Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-16 published
PETTENGILL Robert Elmer “Bob&rdquo
Peacefully on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2008, at Grey Bruce Health Services Meaford. Bob PETTENGILL of Owen Sound, in his 79th year. Loving husband of Marie (née RITCHIE.) Loving father to Judy OSBORNE (Harold BUMSTEAD), Susan (Brian) JENNINGS, Brian (Sandra) PETTENGILL, and Sandi (Dennis) FRENCH. Loving stepfather of Marilyn (Doug) COURTIS, and Stephen (Margaret) GREENWOOD. Sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also missed by his brother Don (Dianne) CAMPBELL. Predeceased by his granddaughter Lisa FRENCH. Bob loved music, and was a member of many pipe bands over the last 50 years, playing the bass and tenor drum. Friends are invited to Tannahill Funeral Home for a celebration of Bob's life, Monday February 18th, at 2 o'clock in the chapel, with visiting 1 hour prior to service, 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Owen Sound Kidney Dialysis Unit can be made through the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation, or donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-31 published
OSBORNE, Anne (née OTICHEVICH)
Peacefully at Country Lane Nursing Home in Chatsworth on Saturday, March 29, 2008. Annie OSBORNE (née OTICHEVICH) of Owen Sound in her 87th year. Wife of the late William OSBORNE. Dear mother of John OSBORNE and his wife Peggy of Manson Creek, British Columbia, Jim OSBORNE and his wife Anne SIMKINS of Annan, Carol and her husband Bob YOUNG of Walters Falls, Marie and her husband Bob YATES and Kathy and her husband Jim BROWN all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by twelve grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Mike SANDERS and her sisters Mary JONES and Kay LOMBARDI all of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother John and her sisters Penny and Betty. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-16 published
GRAHAM, Donna (née McMILLAN)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Monday May 12, 2008. Donna GRAHAM (née McMILLAN) of Southampton in her 69th year. Wife of the late William John “Bill” GRAHAM. Loving mother of Colin and his wife Guillaine of Halifax, Catriona and her husband Clint OSBORNE of Elsinore and Jenni GRAHAM and her friend Terry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Burgoyne. Proud grandmother of Cody, Creed and Mathieu. Sadly missed by her Friends, the Martin Family of Sauble Beach and by her many other Friends of the community and the campground. Predeceased by her parents James and Bertha McMILLAN. At Donna's request there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private Interment at Dunnganon Cemetery. A Time to Share Memories of Donna GRAHAM will be held on Monday May 19, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. at the Walker House, Southampton. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
BABBEY, Marva (née WHITEHEAD)
Of Sarnia and formerly Wallaceburg, entered the Lord's presence on Sunday, February 17, 2008, entering Heaven the day after her 71st birthday. Marva is the daughter of the late Frederick L., and Ada Matilda (OSBORNE) WHITEHEAD. Beloved wife of Rev. Reginald BABBEY. Loving mother of Kevin and Starr of Delhi, Terry and Glynis of Sarnia and Kent and Katie of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Sara and Daryl HIEBERT, Missy, Megan, Philip, Erin, Danielle and Luke BABBEY and great-grandmother of Landon HIEBERT. Sister and sister-in-law of Kay and the late James WEBB, Marion and the late Bob CANNON, Clifford and the late Dorothy WHITEHEAD, Max and Dorothy, Ken and Helen, Evan and Joan, Lee and Jean, Jeff and Annie and the late Raymond and Lucille, Henry, Wilfred and Victor WHITEHEAD. Sister-in-law of Marg WHITEHEAD and Larry and Joyce GOLDNER. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Marva served the Lord as a pastor's wife and in the music ministry at Baptist churches throughout Southwestern Ontario. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 21 at 1: 30 p.m. The interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. If desired, remembrances to the music ministry at the church of your choice may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Online condolences may be sent to mbabbey@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
FISHBACK, Eileen Sarah (OSBORNE)
(February 3, 1922-March 16, 1992)
Come one Eileen, We are going away, Come on Eileen, You won't miss your day, Come on Eileen You will wear the green, In the most beautiful place, You've ever seen. Love Bob.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
MORAN, Florence Gertrude
86 years, passed away on March 28, 2008 at Extendicare-Tecumseh. Beloved wife of Alexander MORAN. Dear mother of Greg MORAN and partner Mindy GORDON, Jill MORAN (Pender Island, British Columbia), Janis CLAIR and partner Ken PIERCEY (Courtenay, British Columbia) Dear grandmother of Jed and Alex GORDON- MORAN and Brian CLAIR. Dear sister of Thelma GERRARD and the late Mildred OSBORNE and Ernest KEMPSON. The MORAN family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful care provided by the nursing staff at Lakewood House, Extendicare-Tecumseh. Visiting at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 2003 Saint Mary's Gate, Windsor on Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 12 noon until the funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory may be made to Saint Mary's Church Memorial Fund, 1983 Saint Mary's Gate, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1J8 or 519-253-5221.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
PATTERSON, John Carmen
Passed away peacefully at home Strathroy on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in his 65th year. son of Helen THYNNE and the late Clarence PATTERSON. Beloved husband of Judy (OSBORNE.) Loving father of Jackie PATTERSON, Leslie LAWRENCE (Trevor) and Joey PATTERSON. Loving Papa of Brooke, Bryson and Morgan PATTERSON and Michael LAWRENCE. Survived by brother Bob Patterson (Donna,) brother-in-law Joe OSBORNE (Carol) and sister-in-law Jill OSBORNE. Visitation will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, (264 Princess Street, Strathroy) on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. with a Memorial Service following at 3 p.m. with Doctor Ed FONTAINE and Pastor Roger GAST officiating. In memory of Carmen donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 12: 30 p.m. from the church. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements 519-245-1023. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Carmen.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
OSBORNE, William Roy Edward " Ted"
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, on Friday, May 9, 2008, William Roy Edward " Ted" OSBORNE, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of 56 years to Elaine (RILEY) OSBORNE. Loving father of Charles (Danielle), Bill (Elaine), David (Debbie), Chris (Mary Ellen), and his only and special daughter Caroline. Dearly missed by many grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Marguerite (Bill), and Donald (Mary). Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Marguerite, and brother Frank. Ted was a long time and former member of the Highland Golf and Country Club. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint_John the Divine Parish, 390 Baseline Road West, London, on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment of ashes, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ted are asked to consider Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793 entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Mildred F. (née LEESON)
A resident of Shetland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the age 78. Born in Thamesville daughter of the Late John N. and Mildred (McGUGAN) LEESON. Beloved wife of Russell ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving mother of Robert and Bonita "Bonnie" ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Catherine and Bob OSBORNE all of Shetland. Loving grandmother of Jennifer ELLIOT/ELLIOTT- BABULA (Murray), Breanne DAWSON (Edward), Russell OSBORNE and Melissa OSBORNE. Loving great-grandmother of Emma June BABULA. Dear sister of Marguerite and Ted BUTLER, John and Sylvia LEESON. Sadly missed by sisters and brothers-in-law Maxine (Mrs. Tom ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Marian (Mrs. Donald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Glenn and Norma ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Alice Jean and Lloyd WAGNER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Marion SHEPLEY, brothers Tom and John L. LEESON and a sister-in-law Dorien ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. The Elliott family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sharon Campbell RAYMENT of the Shetland United Church officiating. Interment Shetland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Shetland United Church or the Four Counties Health Services Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in memory of Mildred ELLIOT/ELLIOTT in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp"

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
STEEVES, Simone
We would like, at this time, to extend our deepest gratitude to all our neighbours, Friends relatives, and co-workers of Community Care Therapy, for their expressions of sympathy and comfort in the recent passing of our Mother, Simone. To the staff of Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Doctor Favot, Doctor Tan, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit staff, and Olivia HEFNER, Lay Chaplain, our sincere thanks for the care our Mother received and the compassion shown to our family. A special thank you to Peggy and Andy McFADDEN, who stepped in to help with our grandchildren. Fran GROULX, for helping with meals, the ladies of Emmanuel Worship Committee, for helping with the luncheon following our Mother's service, and our Minister, Linda BLAIR for her compassion, calmness, and organization in planning our mother's tribute service, Koolini's for catering a great meal on such short notice, and finally thank you to Carolyn at Salon V. We were so grateful to the many family and Friends that came from Toronto, Stoney Creek, Port Dover, Port Ryerse, Brantford, Paris and London for the service. Your presence there meant so very much to us. Thank you for the beautiful floral arrangements, fruit baskets, gifts of food, cards and donations to Emmanuel United Church. Thank you to the Community Care Access Centre, especially Case Manager, Fay LAWN for her support over the last year. It meant so much to Mom to continue living independently in her own home. Thank you to Dijana PANZALOVIC, Occupational Therapist, with Community Care Therapy, for her many suggestions and implementations, making Mom's life safe and manageable in her own home. Thank you to Com Care Personal Support Workers, Heather BUTT, and Debbie CÔTÉ and St. Elizabeth Nurse, Judy SIMS. A very special thank you to Pauline and Al BRKOVICH, Andrea and Chris OSBORNE, and Val and Stephane DESBIENS, who welcomed Mom, (Danda's Sweetheart), into their family with kindness, compassion and love during their 11 year "courtship". Pauline, in this long year since Danda passed, Mom looked forward to your continued visits, meals and phone calls. They were appreciated more than you can know by Mom and us. Finally thank you to the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, especially Hector AUDETTE, for his guidance and going above and beyond his role as Funeral Director and taking care of even the smallest of details to ensure that Mother's service was perfect. Launa and Ken GROULX, Jody STEEVES and Kirt STEEVES.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-05-09 published
OSBORNE, a natural saleswoman
By Trina BERLO, Page 27
Wasaga Beach retail pioneer Edna OSBORNE continued working until shortly before her death last month at the age of 91.
She is the well-known matriarch of the OSBORNE family, long-time retailers in Wasaga Beach.
Mrs. OSBORNE died in Florida on April 15 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Mrs. OSBORNE owned and operated a store in Hollywood Beach, Florida until the age of 84 but continued assembling shell jewellery, which she sold in her daughter Erna's nearby shop.
"She was a natural salesperson. Very quiet spoken and everybody seemed to like her," said Ernie OSBORNE of his mother.
She is the original proprietor of The Jewel Box, located in the castle on River Road West, which is now operated by her grand_son, also named Ernie.
Mrs. OSBORNE and her husband, Ernie, opened their first store in Wasaga Beach in 1944.
It was the height of a new era of tourism in Wasaga Beach as soldiers, stationed at nearby Camp Borden, discovered the burgeoning resort town, which they visited while on leave.
"They were overwhelmed with how busy it was and how much the stuff they sold in the city was needed here," said Ernie,
His parents first visited Wasaga Beach as children in the 1920s. They both lived in Barrie and Ernie recounts stories he has heard about the trip taking six hours by car because of the limited speed of the early automobile, and road conditions which regularly caused flat tires.
His parents met in high school, were married and went to work their first retail jobs in Burlington.
Ernie said shortly after they borrowed money from his grandparents - Ernie and Edith OSBORNE - to open a store in Toronto.
They ended up operating several Toronto stores at once in the late 1950s.
Ernie said his parents loved to dance at the dance halls of the day - such as the Dardanella and Starlight Gardens (an outdoor dance floor) - where they danced while they were dating.
He said his parents would get in the odd night of dancing in the shoulder season, before their retail stores demanded long hours.
With staff operating the Toronto locations, eventually the family operated several 5 and 10 stores in Wasaga Beach - a type of variety store that sold everything from house wares to souvenirs.
Ernie said the main store (built in 1945) was located in the Main Street mall at the main beach. They also had one store at Balm Beach and one near 22nd Street.
Ernie said he has spent every summer of his life in Wasaga Beach but his parents took the whole family to Florida every winter. He said it was their chance for a getaway at the beach, a chance to relax and spend time with their children.
As a child, Ernie said he began the school year in Wasaga Beach, transferred to Toronto, then to Florida, then back to Toronto and transferred back to Wasaga Beach to finish out his year. He said he spent many evenings with the family preparing merchandise for sale.
Ernie said his parents were always working. His grandparents helped at the store too and a number of young women were brought in to work at the store as well. One of those young women who came on staff in 1964 was Elaine - Ernie's wife-to-be.
Elaine said about 35 people lived in 16 rooms on the second floor of the Main Street store. while Mr. OSBORNE made regular trips to Toronto to pick up merchandise, Mrs. OSBORNE's job was to look after the staff. She had to hire a cook to feed all the people who worked for them.
"The staff alone that they managed was amazing," said Elaine. "They were busy people."
"It was crazy," said Ernie.
Elaine and Ernie describe Mrs. OSBORNE as a fiercely hard-working woman who was tender but also strict and managerial when it came to the daily operation of her business.
"She could give you heck for something and when she was finished you were happy and you couldn't figure out why… one of those kinds of people," said Ernie.
Family members travelled to Florida for the cremation but there was no service.
Her husband Ernie OSBORNE, 92, lives in Hollywood Beach, Florida.
Ernie and Edna had four children; Ernie OSBORNE, Elaine CHILLMAN, Erene McWILLIAM, Erna DENNIS, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-07 published
KING, Sharon Kathleen (née DOWLE)
On May 1st, 2008 at her residence in her 48th year. Sharon KING beloved wife of Reid KING, Wasaga Beach. Dear mother of Sean and Barry, her step-daughter Jessica, Jacqueline, and April. Daughter to Elaine CHILIMAN (Randy) and John DOWLE. Granddaughter to Ernie and the Late Edna OSBORNE, and her father-in-law Allin KING. Family and Friends were received at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Cremation.
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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Thomas Laurence
Father, gramps, Dieppe survivor, PoW, humanitarian. Born March 3, 1914, in Calgary. Died June 22 in Ottawa of pneumonia, aged 93.
By Joanne OSBORNE, Virginia TAILOR/TAYLOR, Tom TAILOR/TAYLOR and Joann MAPLESDEN, Page L8
Tommy was a gentleman - he looked just as distinguished in a business suit as he did in overalls sitting on a tractor at his Beaver Valley, Ontario, farm.
Tommy was the second son of Edmund and Edna TAILOR/TAYLOR. At 12, he went to Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario In 1929 his father died suddenly; Tommy continued his education with support from the school and the parents of his roommates.
A natural athlete and leader, he captained hockey, football and cricket teams. He later became one of the school's life governors and was the first president of the alumni association he helped establish.
In May, 1933, Tommy began working for Manufacturers Life Insurance Co., calculating mortgages by hand. In 1940 he joined The Royal Regiment of Canada, and in 1942 was shipped to England as a lieutenant with the Second Division to begin training for Operation Jubilee - the Dieppe raid.
On August 19, Tommy led his men across the stony beach. Of the 35 men, he was the only one to survive the horrific climb to the top. He took shrapnel in his leg, and, out of ammunition, he and a group of artillery men took cover until nightfall and eventual capture. Tommy endured three years at Oflag VIIB, a PoW officers camp in Bavaria.
Back in Toronto, Tommy rejoined Manulife. He married Mary Helen RENNIE and had three children, Joanne, Virginia and Tom. Tommy was instrumental in expanding Manulife's real-estate portfolio throughout North America and England. He retired from the company after 42 years but remained active in the investment field with McLeod Young Weir Ltd.
The war years had a marked effect on Tommy; he worked through his demons by helping others. His years of compassionate contribution to Renascent House helped others who fought alcoholism.
Tommy always had a cheerful greeting for everyone. His later years were spent in his "beloved Beaver Valley," where he had an active social life and embraced his seven grandchildren. With a twinkle in his eye, he endeared himself to people.
After Helen's death in 2001, Tommy was cared for at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre in Ottawa. He passed away peacefully with his children at his side. His ashes will be taken to France by his children and scattered on the beach in remembrance of the fallen war heroes.
Tommy, Gramps, Captain TAILOR/TAYLOR, will forever be our Canadian hero. He was brave, he suffered, he endured, but most of all he loved his family, his Friends, his school and his country.
Joanne OSBORNE, Virginia TAILOR/TAYLOR and Tom TAILOR/TAYLOR are Thomas's children, and Joann MAPLESDEN is his daughter-in-law.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
OSBORNE, Hilary
On January 5th, 2008, after a long illness, bravely borne. Beloved wife of Doug ROBERTS. Step-mother to Wendy and her husband Matthew. Loving sister to the Stewarts - Tessa (Hong Kong), Rory (Portugal), Hamish (Denmark) and Felicity (Ireland). Sadly missed by her stepmothers, Vicky OSBORNE and Joyce MacCATHY- MORROW. Cousins Richard BURGESS (London) and John EWART (Emirates) and sister-in-law to Gayle of Mississauga, and Ted of Victoria and a host of Friends. Thank you to the caregivers at Ian Anderson House (Hospice). Hilary OSBORNE is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 12 Lakeshore Road East (1 block west of Hurontario Street), Mississauga, on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5, would be appreciated. Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
ADAMSON, Walter Robert (1914-2008)
Lost his courageous year long battle with prostate and bone cancer at Post Inn Village June 5. Predeceased by wife Dorothy (LARTER) (2001,) brother Edward, sister Mary and half sister Jean McKIBBON. Beloved brother of Rev. Dr. William ADAMSON (Brenda) (Etobicoke) and father of Robert (Oakville,) Donna (Frank) WRIGHT (St. Albert, Alberta) and Luella (Gary) FRAZER (Burlington.) Loving grandfather of Scott (Jodi) WRIGHT (Los Angeles), Kirk (Bobbi) WRIGHT and Krista (Tim) OSBORNE (St. Albert, Alberta), Mathew, Philip, Tracy (Burlington) and Mark FRAZER (Calgary.) 'Grandpa the Great' to Kyla, Larkin and Morgan. An Oakville resident since 1927, Walter was a graduate of Oakville High School and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. His working life was with Mono Lino Typesetting Company Limited rising to President and Chairman. He was an active member of several graphic arts associations and the Toronto Board of Trade. A board member of the International Typographic Composition Association (latterly TIA) from 1953-1977, he served as president 1958-59. Locally, he was a 23 year member of the Lions Club and President 1940-41 and member of the hospital board 1951-57. As a faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville, he served in many capacities including 58 years as an elder with 31 years as Clerk of Session. Walter was an avid curler, golfer and Blue Jays fan. He started curling at the Oakville Curling Club opening night in 1954 continuing to his last game April 2007, (serving as President 1968-69 and was made an Honorary Member on its 35th anniversary.) His golf memberships at the Oakville Golf Club and The Toronto Board of Trade Country Club were highlighted by a hole in one at each club. A long time baseball fan starting at the opening of the 'Fleet Street Flats', to season tickets of the Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball club and 25 years with the Blue Jays. In the last years, he religiously watched or listened to the games. 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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with the funeral at 10: 00 a.m. Monday June 9, 2008 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville with a reception to follow. Many thanks to Halton Healthcare-Oakville Hospital for their care over the years, Community Care Access Centre for homecare and Post Inn Village for care during the past seven months. Memorial donations may be made to The Memorial Trust Fund, Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville or the Canadian Cancer Society. No Flowers Please. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
'Ray of sunshine' slain; friend faces murder charge
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A1
Toronto -- The parents of Karina NEFF knew something was amiss when the family dog, Max, returned home alone Monday after 10 p.m.
Ms. NEFF, who was developmentally delayed, would often walk her Doberman in her neighbourhood near the Collegeway and Mississauga Road, neighbour Brian HENDERSON said yesterday.
"She'd sing and talk to herself," Mr. HENDERSON, 63, said.
So when the Doberman returned alone, Ms. NEFF's family contacted the police.
At about 12: 30 p.m. Tuesday, police searching for the missing 31-year-old discovered her body between two fallen trees off a path in a densely wooded area about one kilometre into Windy Hollow Park, near Erin Mills Parkway and Dundas Street.
Police did not release a cause of death, but said an examination of her body revealed obvious signs of trauma.
Yesterday, police charged Jason OSBORNE, 22, of Mississauga with first-degree murder.
He made a brief court appearance and was remanded into custody.
Homicide Inspector Norm ENGLISH said Mr. OSBORNE and Ms. NEFF had a previous relationship, but would not say anything further.
"They had an on-again, off-again relationship," he said.
Windy Hollow Park has a series of connected pathways that spread out along South Millway and the Collegeway in Mississauga.
On one street near the park yesterday, a Peel police cruiser was parked in a driveway of a home where neighbours said three men in their 20s and 30s lived. Police would not comment.
Nicole HENDRICKS, who lives across the street from the house, said that around 10 p.m. on Monday she saw Ms. NEFF walking toward the park with two of those men and one other man, and that only two men came back.
At the NEFF family home yesterday, Ms. NEFF's cousin Kevin answered the door with tears in his eyes. "Right now there's nothing to say," he said politely.
In a statement released by police, the family described Ms. NEFF as a "loving and caring daughter, sister and friend."
"We are a very close family and find ourselves in a state of shock. …Karina NEFF was a ray of sunshine and saw the good in everyone and everything," the statement said.
On a rainy day in Mississauga, some residents who live near the park carried flowers to the location where she was found.
Alicia THELWELL, 30, said she knew Ms. NEFF from their time at the Applewood School, a Peel Region high school for students with disabilities.
"I didn't think this could happen to her," she said.
"I'm still shaking right now."
Police said they would not speculate about Mr. OSBORNE's mental capacity.
"There's no reason for the public's health or welfare to be in jeopardy here because they knew each other," Peel Police spokesman Wayne PATTERSON said.
"This is an isolated incident."
The death was Peel's 16th homicide this year.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
GREEN, Martha Alvina (formerly HANSTEAD, née ADOLF/ADOLPH)
Peacefully at the Hillsdale Estates on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Martha Alvina (née ADOLF/ADOLPH,) in her 88th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Edward GREEN and Otto HANSTEAD. Loving mother of Ester JACKSON and her husband Jim of Oshawa and the late Bruce and Malcolm HANSTEAD. Dear grandmother of Jennifer JACKSON and her husband James OSBORNE, Rachel, Emma, Heather KERBYSON, and Barbara PALMER. Great-grandmother of Holly, Tyler, Rebecca, Brittany and Nolan. Predeceased by 8 sisters and 4 brothers. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711), with Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11th at 3 p.m., followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation commencing one hour prior to service. For online condolences please go to www.armstrongfuneralhome.net

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
OSBORNE, Inez
Peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13, 2008 in her 83rd year, at Saint Peter's Hospital. Beloved mother of Bob (Terry) and Fred (Delma). Cherished Nan of Kim, Kelly, Sean, Scott, Keith (Suzanne) and Kevin (Amanda). Loving Great-Nan of Cameron, Brandon, Bailey, Kassandra, and Michael. Survived by sisters Pat REDMOND and Amy KITCHENER, and brothers Bill (Marg) DYER and Chuck (Lil) DYER. Predeceased by sisters Rose, Nell and Lil and her brother Fred. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, 905-387-2111 on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Inez will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband John OSBORNE in the spring time.

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OSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
OSBORNE, Herbert " Bert" (1929-2008)
In remembering, we keep what is best as treasures forever. With deep sadness the family announces the passing of Bert. He was a devoted and loving husband to Jean for 18 years. Loving father of Bob (Steph), Randy (Pam), Donna (Mike), Diann and also Helaina (Rob). Bert is predeceased by his first wife Mary, his sister Marion, and brothers John, Harry and David. Proud grandpa of Lindsay, Meghan, Dalton, Carter, Holly, Shane, Jamie, Ayrton and Trent. He will be missed by his youngest brother George and his many nieces and nephews. Bert kept a life-long Friendship with John and Betty CLELAND and Bob PATTERSON. After retiring from Dupont Canada, Bert joined Scarboro Village Seniors, where he made many new Friends, playing cards and sharing a joke and smile. A special thank you to the caregiving team at Sunnybrook, his family Physician Doctor Thomas KERLON and all the neighbours and Friends. Friends will be received at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (Scarborough Chapel), 2900 Kingston Rd. (1 block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Sunday July 27 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in our Chapel on Monday July 28 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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OSBURN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-03-28 published
COX, Barbara (née McDONALD)
Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 25th at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 61st year. Barbara, beloved partner of Ed LEAKEY and cherished mother of Heather and Louise, will be always be remembered by her precious granddaughters Brittany and Keziah, sons-in-law Peter HILSON and Harry BURGLER, as well as many Friends she considered to be family including Evelyn and Linda PARKER, Wendy FARNESS and Barb LEAKEY to name just a few. Surviving siblings include Betty, Reginald, Ross and Gloria, as well as siblings of her late husband James COX including Ron (Eve,) Irene (Norm) HENDRY, Ann (Bob) RAWN, Bill (Karen) and the late Barb (Earle) OSBURN. She was also predeceased by sisters Marg (Doug) JEFFRIES, Frieda, Doreen and brothers Albert and Bob. Barb was also a special Aunt to Sharon and Doug (Gina) JEFFERIES, Calvin McDONALD; Randy, Roxanna (George), Rob (Gayle), Joyce, Jerry (Marie), Greg, Earl (Sue,) and the late Rick (Connie) OSBURN; Sharon (John) VANDERKRABBEN, Robert, James (Carl), Michael and Jeffrey (Katrina) RAWN; Sherry (Wayne) PFEFFER and Terry (Sherald) COX; Doug (Lois), Jane, Norm, Bob, Ann and John HENDRY; Joshua and Bradley. Barb will also be sadly missed by the younger generation in her network of family and Friends including Jennifer and Jessica ROLLING, Jesse and Carlee LAWSON and numerous other great nieces and nephews. Throughout her life Barb showed incredible determination in overcoming adversity and always appreciated having her days brightened by family, Friends, former neighbours, Bendix co-workers and Laundry Factory customers. She choose to be grateful for what came her way rather than to complain about what didn't and, while receiving excellent care from Doctor QUIGG, Community Care Access Centre, hospice workers and nursing staff on the second floor of the G&M Hospital during her final months, was able to eloquently remind us all about what is truly important in life. May her spirit live on to help make the world a better place. Visitation will be held Friday, March 28th from 7-9 p.m. with funeral to follow on Saturday March 29th at 1 p.m. all at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. Luncheon to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Collingwood. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Doctor Mark Bernstein/Brain Tumour Research c/o Toronto Western Hospital or locally to the Collingwood G&M Hospital. For further information and to sign the on-line guest book please go to: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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OSBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
OSBURN, Muriel Jarvis (née SINCLAIR)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel OSBURN (née SINCLAIR) on April 12th, 2008 at the age of 92 years.
Muriel Jarvis SINCLAIR was born in Toronto on April 3rd, 1916. She attended Branksome Hall in Toronto, and spent her summers in Algonquin Park at Camp Tanamakoon. Muriel had always wanted to be a nurse and upon graduation she enrolled in the nursing program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and graduated with honours.
In 1943 Muriel enlisted with the Canadian Army as a Nursing Sister with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. She was posted oversees at the No 24 Canadian General Hospital in Surrey, England. One of her patients was Major Fred TILSON who lost both legs in action and he requested Muriel accompany him in his wheelchair to Buckingham Palace when King George V awarded him the Victoria Cross.
In 1945, Muriel volunteered to join the Canadian Army of Occupation in Germany as a nursing sister and was stationed near Oldenburg. It was here that she met William OSBURN who was also serving with the Canadian Army. When discharged in 1946, Bill and Muriel returned to Canada and were married in Toronto on June 14th, 1947. They settled in West Vancouver, British Columbia and resided there for many years, raising two children. Upon Bill's retirement in 1977, they moved to Salt Spring Island, first residing on Sunset Drive and moving to Brinkworthy Estates in 1990. For the past two years, Muriel has been a resident of Lady Minto Hospital and the concern and support of the caring staff has been much appreciated by the family.
Muriel always enjoyed nursing and was on the staff when Greenwoods Care Facility first opened. Upon her retirement, she volunteered with the Thrift Shop and Seniors for Seniors and enjoyed evenings with Friends at the local Legion.
Muriel was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Bill, in 2004. She will be held forever in the hearts of daughter Jayne LAPOINTE (Raymond,) son Peter OSBURN and grand_son Garth LAPOINTE and her dear friend Wendy SMITH. Muriel will sadly be missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Gwynneth (Ginty) POWELL, of Toronto, Ontario and brother Robert (Bob) SINCLAIR, of Mississauga, Ontario and their children and families.
A memorial tea service will be held on Friday, May 9th at 2: 00 p.m. in the ECU Recreation Room of Lady Minto Hospital, 135 Crofton Road, Salt Spring Island.
Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in memory of Muriel to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Salt Spring Island Branch (P.O. Box 522, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2W2) or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92 (120 Blain Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2P7).

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