CHASSON b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-22 published
It's A Girl!!! CHASSON / ZIMMERMAN -- Helen Isabel was born Wednesday March 12, 2003, to Jennifer, Jesse and big brother Adam. Helen Isabel is named in loving memory of her grandparents Helen ZIMMERMAN and Cantor Henry ZIMMERMAN who are sadly missed at this time. She is welcomed by excited Bubies and Zadies Gloria CHASSON- LEVINE, Martin CHASSON, Jim LEVINE and Judy CHASSON and Great Grandfather Sol CHASTKOFSKY. Little Issy is also welcomed by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. A special thank you to Dr. Jon BARRETT, Dr. Kie LIE, the staff at Women's College Hospital and to Gloria (aka Mom), Marla, Liz and Debbie for looking after the mom to be all those months.

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CHASSON b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-11-08 published
CHASSON / EISEN -- Liz and Lorne are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Devon Sydney on September 28th, 2003, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Big brother Jake is thrilled to have a sister to love. Devon Sydney is named in loving memory of Saul SONE. Proud grandparents are Don and Jackie EISEN, Martin CHASSON and Gloria Chasson LEVINE and great-grandfather is Sol CHASTKOFSKY. Devon is welcomed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Doctor Paul BERNSTEIN and his team at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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CHASTKOFSKY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-22 published
It's A Girl!!! CHASSON / ZIMMERMAN -- Helen Isabel was born Wednesday March 12, 2003, to Jennifer, Jesse and big brother Adam. Helen Isabel is named in loving memory of her grandparents Helen ZIMMERMAN and Cantor Henry ZIMMERMAN who are sadly missed at this time. She is welcomed by excited Bubies and Zadies Gloria CHASSON- LEVINE, Martin CHASSON, Jim LEVINE and Judy CHASSON and Great Grandfather Sol CHASTKOFSKY. Little Issy is also welcomed by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. A special thank you to Dr. Jon BARRETT, Dr. Kie LIE, the staff at Women's College Hospital and to Gloria (aka Mom), Marla, Liz and Debbie for looking after the mom to be all those months.

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CHASSON / EISEN -- Liz and Lorne are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Devon Sydney on September 28th, 2003, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Big brother Jake is thrilled to have a sister to love. Devon Sydney is named in loving memory of Saul SONE. Proud grandparents are Don and Jackie EISEN, Martin CHASSON and Gloria Chasson LEVINE and great-grandfather is Sol CHASTKOFSKY. Devon is welcomed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Doctor Paul BERNSTEIN and his team at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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CHATILLON b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
CASHMAN / SWANSTON
Sarah and Carl are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter Neala Nora born at 12: 24 p.m. on 28th April, 2008 weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Neala is welcomed with love by her grandparents, Grammie and Grand-Jack (Frances CARMICHAEL and Jack CASHMAN,) Grandma Lizard (Elizabeth CASHMAN), Grand-Maman (Nicole CHATILLON) and Grandpapa Bill (Bill SWANSTON) as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins. Lovingly remembered at this time are Nora CASHMAN, Patricia COLLINS and Françoise CHATILLON, who would have loved spending time with their new great-grand-daughter. Special thanks to Doctor ZALTZ and the wonderful staff at Women's College Hospital.

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CHATTERJEE b@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-06-28 published
BYERS, Ashlynn Kaye
Ryan and Bev along with big sisters Aislyun and Alyssa are proud to announce the safe arrival of Ashlynn Kaye BYERS. Ashlynn arrived Friday June 9, 2006 at 3: 27 p.m. and weighed 8 pounds 1 oz. Proud grandparents are Trynne DOLLIMORE and Guy and Debbie BYERS. Great grandparents are Blanche McRAE and Ed and Joanne McDONALD. Aunts, are Krista, Alicia, Tanya and Jessica, and one uncle Dylan and many cousins are thrilled. Special thanks to Doctor CHATTERJEE and Debbie and all the nurses at Headwaters.
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CHATTERJEE b@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-22 published
PATE, Jacob Allan
Big sister, Taylor, would like to announce the safe arrival of her little brother, Jacob Allan PATE. He was born on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 4: 36 p.m. at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, weighing in at 8 pounds 9 oz. Proud parents are Dean and Helen (GILLIES) PATE of Mansfield. Spoiling privileges go to Grandparents Charlie and Colleen WOOD and Muriel GILLIES of Dundalk. Special thanks to Doctor CHATTERJEE and to the Obstetrics Staff at Headwaters for their excellent care.
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CHATTERJEE b@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-26 published
PATTON, Michael Mackenzie
Jim and Holly are excited to announce the birth of Michael Mackenzie, 8 pounds 13 oz. on July 24, 2097 at 8: 28 p.m. at Headwaters Health Care in Orangeville. Spoiling privileges go to Lorne and Diane PATTON of Shelburue, Jill WASYLNCHUK of Dundalk, Richard WASYLNCHUK of Mount Forest, and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Great-Grandparents. Michael and Mommy and Daddy are doing great and would like to extend their many thanks to Doctor CHATTERJEE and the staff at Headwaters, as well as family/friends for their support, gifts and good wishes.
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CHATTERJEE b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-02-20 published
BOLZON -- Laura and David, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Aaron David Louis, on February 11, 2003 at 1: 28 p.m., weighing 7 pounds 1 oz. A precious new brother for big sister Sylvanna to love and spoil. Delighted grandparents are Louis and Maria ACRI of Brampton, and Pietro and Pia BOLZON of Rexdale. Special thanks to Dr. B. WILSON and Dr. S. CHATTERJEE of Orangeville.

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CHATTERSON b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-06-28 published
It's A Boy! CLARKE
Proud parents Bobbi Jo CHATTERSON and Christopher Michael CLARKE are pleased to announce the birth of their son Caleb Steven CLARKE, born Wednesday, June 18, 2003 weighing 6 pounds 6 ozs.

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CHATTOPADHYAY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
RISHOR, Julia Sally Armstrong
Lance and Heather (ARMSTRONG) are delighted to announce the arrival of Julia Sally Armstrong RISHOR on September 25 weighing 7 lbs and 11 oz. Julia was welcomed by proud first-time grandparents Joy and Garry RISHOR of Peterborough and Sally ARMSTRONG of Oakville, great-grandparents George RISHOR and Alma SADDLER as well as aunts and uncles Seanna RISHOR, Marc RISHOR and Julie LALDIN, Peter ARMSTRONG and Piya CHATTOPADHYAY and Anna and Greg MacQUARRIE. Julia is lovingly watched over by her late grandfather, Ross ARMSTRONG. Thank you to all the staff at Women's College Hospital.

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CHATWELL b@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-10-17 published
Dakota Michael James Cameron PEARSON
Wow! We have a new crusher operator, Dakota Michael James Cameron PEARSON. Connie CHATWELL and Michael PEARSON of Micon Aggregate in Napanee are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their son on Thursday, September 27 at 12: 31 pm in Kingston General Hospital, weighing 7lbs, 15 oz.
Cute and cuddly grand_son for Bill and Vera CHATWELL and Denise PEARSON and the late Cameron PEARSON. Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews welcome Dakota.

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CHATWELL b@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-27 published
Madison Ann Faith SWIHART
Madison Ann Faith SWIHART came into the world on March 8, 2002, at the Manitoulin Health Centre, weighing 8 pounds one ounce. A little sister for Matthew. The very proud grandparents are Bill and Vera CHATWELL of Gore Bay, Sue GIBSON and Launie GIBSON of Mindemoya and Larry SWIHART of San Antonia, Texas.

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CHATWELL b@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-18 published
Macy Lee-Ann May PEARSON
Welcome to Macy Lee-Ann May PEARSON, born May 22, 2003 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ont. (an Islander at Heart) weighing in at 7lbs 5ozs. Proud parents are Steve and Jamie Lynn. She is a new granddaughter for Alvin and Eileen PEARSON, of Mindemoya, Bob and Lee CHATWELL of Gore Bay and Kate BRACKEN, of Sudbury. A beautiful niece for Nancy, Jennifer and Shane. Special cousin for Carter and Cristin and Alexis and Rylee.

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CHATWELL b@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-10-08 published
Lucas Darren BROWN
Darren and Julie are proud to announce the birth of their first child
Lucas Darren on September 2, 2008. First grandchild for Bruce and Nina
Wahl and Michael and Shelley BROWN. Proud Aunties Amanda, Natalie and
Camellia and great grandparents BROWN, BOULAY and CHATWELL.
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CHAVES b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-04-19 published
It's A Girl! CHAVES / FRACASSI -- Peter CHAVES and Sandra FRACASSI are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter Stephanie Nicole, born on April 11, 2003, at 12: 36 p.m., at Humber River Hospital, weighing 7 pounds 11 ozs. Sister Abigail Marie welcomed her home with open arms. Many thanks to the wonderful Doctors and Nurses.

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CHAVIRA b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
PROCOS, Zoe Paloma DeMichele
Nicolas PROCOS and Fairlight DEMICHELE are happy to announce the birth of Zoe Paloma DeMichele PROCOS on April 17 in San Francisco, California. Delighted grandparents are Marcia CARLYN and Ted BAIRSTOW of Ottawa, Dimitri PROCOS of Halifax, and Paula DEMICHELE and Robbie CHAVIRA of Long Beach, California.

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CHAWLA b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-01-12 published
Maya Sen CHAWLA - Happy 1st Birthday
To our precious daughter Happy 1st Birthday. You have taught us so much, and you have changed our lives forever. We hope all your dreams come true.
Love Mommy and Daddy

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CHAZAL b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-10 published
DE CHAZAL / COWLING
Alex, Jane and big brother Nicholas are very excited to welcome Emilie Louise de Chazal to their family. Emilie was born in Singapore early in the morning on September 3, 2005, weighing a petite 6 lbs, 6 oz. Emilie's arrival is celebrated by grandparents Joan COWLING and Margaret and Denis DE CHAZAL; cousin Jacqueline aunts Mary, Irene, Julie, Paula and Clare; and uncles David, Donald, Richard and Paul. Missed especially at this time is Norman COWLING.

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CHEATER b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-07-10 published
CHEATER -- Susana NELSON and Adam CHEATER happily announce the arrival of Colin Patrick Allan NELSON on July 7th, 2003. A loved and welcomed little brother for Alexandra, proud grandparents Anna and Art CHEATER, Roxana and Roy NELSON, and great-grandparents (Nan and Pop) Iris and Lionel CHEATER of Newfoundland, (Nana) Rosaleen LUCAS of Ajax, aunts and uncles, Cynthia NELSON, and Allen and Heather CHEATER. Watched over with love by guardian angels (Tito and Tita) Hernan and Lidia BRAVO of Costa Rica.

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CHEBOTT b@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-05 published
GOX, Florence - 93rd Birthday
Words of thanks from Florence GOX
On December 19th when I turned 93
Hosts of Friends and family I did see
They came round from far and wide
sharing cake and coffee by my side.
I thank you all who came that day
and for the flowers, cards,
and best wishes you did say.
To Vidal CHEBOTT, Isabel O'LEARY
and Brenda EVANS, I must say
a very special 'Thank You'
for making this a happy day.
Wishing all good health and cheer for now
and all the days this year.
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CHEE b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-01 published
LAU- MILLER -- Michael and Amanda are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Catherine Nin Chee LAU, on February 21st, 2003 at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia Proud first time grandparents Nin CHEE and Allen LAU of Brampton, Ontario and Cathy and Jack MILLER of Beaverton, Ontario and great-grandparents Sau Hing LAU of Scarborough, Ontario, Ruby and Ed MASTERS of Westbrook, Ontario and Bessie MILLER of Kingston, Ontario.

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CHEEMA b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
VENTRESCA, Isaac James
Mario and Angela of Fonthill, are thrilled and feel very blessed to welcome to the world Isaac James, born January 10, 2005, at 11: 28 p.m., 6 lbs-12 oz.! Big brother Jacob and big sister Julia are delighted with new love and emotions for the latest addition to our family! What wonderful helpers they are! Proud grandparents are Mario and Mary VENTRESCA, Welland, and Ernie CASCONE, Toronto, and our beloved special angel, Nonna Suzie, who safely guided our gift to us on her birthday! Love and Cheers to Isaac from Uncle Leo VENTRESCA, Delaware, Uncle Robert CASCONE and Auntie Patti CATENACCI, Toronto, and their families. Sincere thanks and appreciation of expertise to Dr. CHEEMA and his team, and to the terrific nursing staff at Greater Niagara Hospital, who once again delivered another precious bundle of joy!

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CHEEMA b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-08-09 published
ABBEY / SLOGGITT -- Shaylene and Keith are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Jenilee Kiara, on August 7, 2003, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Jenilee weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz., and 19 1/4" long. Proud grandparents for the first time are Donna MacLEAN of Toronto, and Don ABBEY of Stratford, and for the fourth time, Darlene and Glen SLOGGITT of Niagara Falls. Jenilee is also welcomed by her great-grandmother Gloria EGGLESTON, and her great-great grandparents, Ken and Ida HIGGINS, all of Niagara Falls. Shaylene and Keith wish to say thanks to the wonderful nursing staff on the labour and delivery unit and to Dr. CHEEMA, for their assistance in Jenilee's arrival.

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CHEKAY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-31 published
It's A Girl! CHEKAY / DOBROWOLSKI -- Brenda and Arthur and big brother Connor are pleased to announce the birth of Madison Emily on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 6: 09 p.m., weighing 9 pounds , 11 ozs. Madison is joyfully welcomed by grandparents Ted and Beni CHEKAY, and Ted and Jozepha DOBROWOLSKI. A special thanks to Dr. MORROW and the staff at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

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CHELLEW b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
COOKE, Sasha Gabriel Bouchard
Valerie (BOUCHARD,) Michael and big brother Connor are thrilled to announce the birth of Sasha Gabriel Bouchard COOKE. He was born at 6.08 p.m. on July 26, 2007 at North York General Hospital weighing 7 lbs and 2 oz. Sasha is welcomed by proud grandparents Gabriel, Deirdre, Serge and Lise. Many thanks to the exceptional staff at North York General Hospital, especially Doctor Janis BROWNE and Doctor Matt CHELLEW.

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CHEN b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-06-21 published
SEMPER, Devin William
Kim and Aileen (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) along with their families, are thrilled to announce their long-awaited arrival of their son Devin William SEMPER, born March 25th, 2003, weighing 7 lbs 6 ozs. Proud grandparents are Aileen and the late William STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London, Ontario (who is tenderly guiding us from Heaven above) and Linda and Adrian SEMPER of Cambridge, Ontario. Thank you to Dr. RICHARDSON, Dr. CHEN, Nurse Darlene and the rest of the nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital that helped to ensure the safe arrival of Devin William.
A special thank you to Dr. J. MARTIN and his team at S.O.F.T....your compassion and encouragement helped make our dream come true.
"Miracles Can Happen"

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CHEN b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
HUMPHRIES, Chayse Elizabeth
Big brother Jarrett and his parents Chris and Sara are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Chayse Elizabeth on August 16, 2005, weighing 7 pounds 5 ozs. Proud grandparents are John and Linda KRUYSSEN and Bob and Nora HUMPHRIES. Special thanks to Doctors HAMMOND and CHEN and the nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-18 published
CURRER, Marian Linchen
Anna and Peter are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marian Linchen CURRER, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 8: 44 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. We welcome a sister for Frank CHEN, Lisa CURRER and Katie LAMB, an aunt for Sean and Maeve LAMB, and a granddaughter for Grace CURRER, Yushu and Shuying CHEN. We are grateful to Dr. YUNG and to the wonderful staff at Toronto East General for the exceptional care given to Anna and Marian.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
WONG, Cameron James Cronin
Emma and William are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child Cameron James Cronin WONG. He was born at 12: 08 a.m. on April 18, 2005. First-time grandparents Doug and Shirley CRONIN, first-time Uncle Patrick CRONIN, Grandmother Po Kao (Patricia) WONG, Uncle Glen WONG, Uncle Henry WONG and Aunt Fiona WONG were ecstatic to meet him. First-time Uncle Daniel CRONIN and Aunt Lai CHEN in Calgary, and Uncle Michael WONG and Aunt Sharon HUGHES in Winnipeg, welcome Cameron with lots of love. The late Grandfather Sui Soon WONG is sadly missed on this occasion. Our deepest gratitude to Bridget, Sarah, Mary and everyone at Community Midwives and to the staff at St. Michael's hospital for their expert counsel and care.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
ENG / CHEN
Ken, Betty, and big sister Lisa are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Caitlyn Gwen-Lei, born on June 2nd, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces. Thanks to both families for their love and support.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-09 published
ENG, Caitlyn Gwen-Lei -- Hatch:
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, July 9, 2005, Page M4
It was the fear of gossip that drove Sunnybrook and Women's College doctor Betty CHEN to give birth in another hospital.
Well, partly, she also didn't want special treatment just because she is a physician.
"I didn't really want to be where I work," she said this week. "I wanted people to be objective about my care."
As both a mother and a doctor, Dr. CHEN figured that she knew the drill going in, but she was surprised at how quickly her second daughter appeared on the scene.
Dr. CHEN, 34, said she had been expecting a day or two of labour, but little Caitlyn Gwen-Lei appeared in a rush. Only five pounds, 15 ounces, she was born mere hours after the expectant mother turned up at Mount Sinai Hospital.
"I'm a family doctor who delivers babies as part of my practice. I was totally prepared and knew what to expect," she said. "It just totally exceeded all my expectations, it was so fast."
Caitlyn joins a growing North Toronto family that already includes two-year-old Lisa and Ken ENG, 33, Dr. CHEN's ophthalmologist husband.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-07-05 published
CHEN / LEMAY -- Robert CHEN and Sylvie LEMAY, and big brother Téo, are proud to announce the birth of Jean-Benoît. Born at home on June 28th at 4: 51 a.m. Happy grandparents are Joyce CHEN of Mississauga and Jean-Paul and Bernadette LEMAY of Welland. Auntie Lisa, Uncle Scott and cousin Liam STANLEY join Tante Amy, Uncles René and Jean-Marc and cousins Bridgette, Jason and Bailey in welcoming the new baby. Big thank yous to Uncle Daniel PARÉ and Jane MUNDELL and the entire east side of Euclid Avenue for their kindness. Once again, special thanks to Elizabeth ALLEMANG and Vicky VANWAGNER our midwives from the Midwives Collective of Toronto for their care, support and assistance in our new miracle.

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-10-20 published
'I will take care of you forever'
Toronto woman goes to China for her adopted child
New mom is heartbroken for biological parents
After spending two years and $50,000 on unsuccessful fertility treatments, veteran journalist Wei CHEN, 38, and her husband of a decade, Michael POLLARD, 37, decided to adopt a baby from China.
Just two months after filing an application through Children's Bridge, one of four agencies licensed by Ontario's Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services to carry out adoptions from China, they were matched with Yue Dong Liang. Their file was expedited because CHEN was born in Taiwan.
Last week, the couple flew to China, along with 22 other "C-Bridgers" to legally adopt the 11-month-old they have renamed Jensen in honour of CHEN's paternal grandfather.
It's cost them $25,000 to become parents; the tally includes travel expenses and a $4,000 (U.S.) donation to one of the many orphanages that house girls abandoned due to the one-child policy in a culture that treasures sons.
Upon arrival in Changsha, in south central China, the land of CHEN's father, their daughter is delivered to them a day earlier than expected. Here are excerpts from Toronto 1 anchor CHEN's diary:
Sunday, October 12
7 p.m. -- Dolton Hotel, 22nd floor conference room
There she was in her nanny's arms. She looked so forlorn and so teeny and fragile in her nubby cobalt blue sleeper. I reached out my arms to see if she would come to me. She reached up her tiny perfect hand and gently placed it on my mouth. She smelled like rice. I've held many babies over the years, including four nephews, but this was completely different.
I was sobbing uncontrollably, choking on my words as I tried to tell her who I was. I think the only words I was able to blurt out were, "I've waited so long for you. I'm your mom. I will take care of you forever."
I am so deliriously happy, so grateful and yet also heartbroken at the thought of what my gift cost someone else. I'll never know why her mother gave her up. She will never know the magnitude of her gift to me.
Jensen was quite stoic when we returned to our room. She looked around the room. She looked at us. She looked very unsure of things.
The hotel doctor said her laboured breathing and runny nose were just remnants of a cold, but it meant the first sleepless night of parenthood. We were up every hour or so after she went to sleep at 9 p.m.
I stroked her head. I rubbed her back. I pulled icky boogers from her nose. Even when she wasn't fussing I was up. I watched her sleep. I listened to her breathe.
Monday, October 13
6 a.m. -- Hotel restaurant
At breakfast we catch up with other families. Carla and Sean from Newfoundland got the brush off from their daughter last night. "Yup. It was the arms crossed, back straight as a board and I'll have nothing to do with you," said Sean.
3 p.m. -- Changsha Civil Affairs Office
More documents to sign. Our fingerprints are taken. The adoption is almost complete. I leave Michael to deal with the final portion -- the fees. Very out of character for me, but I did not grill him for details when he came back. It's awkward. People hear the word 'money' or 'donation' and will think that money changed hands after an exchange of goods, but the donations we make contribute to the care of other babies in the orphanage, and we pay fees to cover the government's administrative costs.
5: 30 p.m. -- Room 2411
I decide to feed Jensen some mashed banana. She scrunches up her face at first, and then reaches out for the spoon. I give her a crumb from a cracker and she giggles. Giggles. Pure joy!
She went into hysterics when I sang ba-na-nana (like Beethoven's Fifth). Then it was jumping up and down on the bed with daddy holding her hands in the air. This cannot be topped. Not ever! Not until the next thing she does.
Tuesday, October 14
2 a.m. -- Room 2411
We shot straight up in bed when we heard Jensen wailing. It was piercing and mournful. Her eyes weren't open. She was inconsolable. The tears streamed down her face, her tiny body trembling from the force of her cries. What caused this? Did she miss her nanny? Was this all too much for her?
I held her in my arms while Michael gently caressed her head. When she finally settled down, I placed her back in the crib. Jensen put her arm over her face, rubbing her sleeve across her nose, searching for a familiar scent. She then rolled across to the other side of the crib where we had placed the sleeper she was wearing when we received her. Her sobbing dissolved into tiny whimpers as she nestled her whole face into the sleeper, taking in every trace of her old smell, as if it were life-giving oxygen.
2 p.m. -- Room 2602
We went to our guide's room to pick up the adoption documents that were processed yesterday. They don't seem like much -- papers with red seals and Chinese writing -- these bits and pieces that comprise Jensen's history.
But one piece of paper devastated me: it was Jensen's birth note.
I knew when I read her file two months ago that she'd been found with a note attached to her, along with a bottle and some milk powder, I just didn't expect to see what I did -- the only thing written on the scrap of paper was 'born November 27, 2002.'
I could barely get the words out to my husband: "Her note, her birth note, it didn't even have anything personal," I cried. "Nothing. Not even: 'We loved her.'"
"Would that have been better?" Michael asks softly. "Would that have been any easier to read?"
Wednesday, October 15
9: 30 a.m. -- Sightseeing
Judging from the numbers at breakfast, there have to be hundreds of visitors here, all adopting babies from local orphanages. Our tour guide says locals have grown accustomed to this trend and welcome the foreigners, knowing they've come to give those children a home.
That may be true, but I have seen white couples being stared at, and comments made in Chinese that sound disdainful at best. I feel bad. Oh, I get my share of sniffs when I speak English and people assume I don't speak Chinese, or the odd "is that a Chinese baby?" (I always find that one amusing... either way, wouldn't it be?) Still, it reminds me how lucky I am that I may never have to deal with the type of reaction other (non-Asian) adoptive parents may face.
I was kind of disappointed when I first arrived, here and in Shanghai, because it seemed like anywhere else in the developed world. I was so looking forward to being transported to a different time; perhaps I romanticized too much about returning to my roots.
Walking along Nan King Road in Shanghai Sunday afternoon, I saw young people with dyed hair and piercings carrying bags of McDonald's takeout -- completely Westernized. It's quite ironic when you consider how much attention is focused on adoptive parents maintaining their Chinese child's heritage and culture.
Thursday, October 16
11 a.m. -- Yue Yang Social Welfare Institute
A two-hour bus ride north takes me to Jensen's orphanage. I had reservations about bringing her back here, so she and Michael stayed behind.
Once we get outside Changsha, rural China unfolds. These are the images I had in my head: rice paddies, stepped fields, oxen, leather-skinned locals carrying homemade baskets like a scale across their backs, cigarettes dangling from their lips. I know, it seems so stereotypical; I don't know why I was so eager to see that, I just know I was comforted having done so.
I scan the little faces of the orphans trying to discern if they're happy. They seemed to be. The cynic in me countered with a reminder that it was official "visiting" day and what I saw could've been a display. I parried that one with the fact that Jensen's behaviour is the best proof of care.
In the nursery I find two nannies cradling babies.
"Do you remember a Yue Dong Liang?" I ask eagerly in Mandarin.
"Oh, yes. I looked after her," says one and directs me to a pink crib that still has my daughter's name on it.
As my eyes focused on the pattern of the sheets in her crib, I suddenly realized why Jensen goes nowhere without the only toy I brought with me from Toronto - the little stuffed animal she clutches by the ear and snuggles with every night.
Here in the crib that was, until now, the only home she's ever known, was bedding with smiling pink bunny rabbits, like the one I gave her the night we met.
I miss her. Can't wait to get back to Changsha.
Friday, October 17
Midnight -- Jian Guo Hotel, Beijing
We're exhausted after travelling all day. Here in Beijing we'll complete the medical and paperwork to facilitate Jensen's immigration to Canada.
Saturday, October 18
8: 30 a.m. -- International SOS Clinic, Exam Room 2
Jensen didn't flinch when the nurse pricked her big toe for a blood test. She weighs 7.3 kg and is 168 cm long. Dr. Lucy CHEN is from Montreal. She told us that in terms of size Jensen is in the fifth percentile for her age. I'm disappointed since I'm used to hearing Friends talk about their babies being in the 95th percentile.
The doctor got me to hold Jensen while she rang bells on either side of her to test her hearing. I had to prevent myself from not signalling her one way or the other. I felt like it was a test and I wanted her to do well.
I walked out the office with a bounce in my step after Dr. CHEN pronounced her "a healthy little girl."

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CHEN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-11-29 published
MUIA, Marco Riccardo -- Frank and Loredana (née CARPINO) are happy to announce the safe arrival of their second child, Marco Riccardo, on Wednesday November 12th, 2003 at 8: 30 p.m., weighing 9 pounds 10 1/2 ozs., at William Osler Etobicoke General Hospital. Marco is welcomed by his big brother Nicholas. Proud grandparents are Maria and Rocco MUIA, and Riccardo and Assunta CARPINO. Also excited are Marco's many aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to the nurses on the maternity ward and Doctors CHEN, FREEDMAN and DAVEY for their care.

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CHENALUK b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-20 published
LARICE, Robert Henri Jr. -- Robert LARICE and Cheryl RICCI, along with siter Chelsea are joyed to announce the birth of Robert Henri junior on September 8, 2003 at York Central Hospital at 08: 45, weighing 9 pounds Welcomeing him are proud grandparents Rudy and Loretta RICCI and Alfredo LARICE, also great grandmother Irene CHENALUK. Also, two special angels to watch over Robert, sister Olivia and grandma-ma Gaetane LARICE. Thank-you God for our miracle.

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CHENALUK b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-27 published
LARICE, Robert Henri Jr. -- Robert LARICE and Cheryl RICCI, along with sister Chelsea are joyed to announce the birth of Robert Henri Junior on September 8, 2003 at York Central Hospital at 08: 45, weighing 9 pounds Welcoming him are proud grandparents Rudy and Loretta RICCI and Alfredo LARICE, also great grandmother Irene CHENALUK. Also, two special angels to watch over Robert, sister Olivia and grandmother Gaetane LARICE. Thank-you God for our miracle.

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CHENG b@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2003-08-02 published
Dr. and Mrs. San and Linette BUI are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Justin San BUI, born November 14th. 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto. Proud grandparents are, Dr. & Mrs. John and Ruth BUI and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Eleanor CHENG, great-grandma, Bay TRAN, great-grandpa Dr. W. K. CHENG and aunts and uncles, Mark, Christy, Luke, Ainee, Esther and Carlo.
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CHENG b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-27 published
PORTER/ HOPE -- Robin and Derek are thrilled to welcome Haley Mae in their family and life, born November 24, 2002, at 10: 13 p.m. weighing 9 lbs 10.5 ozs. Proud grandparents are Kathy PORTER of Scarborough and Jim and Angela HOPE of Bailieboro. Haley is also welcomed by Aunt Lisa and big sister Melissa. Special thanks to the staff of Labour and Delivery and Centenary Hospital, especially Dr. Mary CHENG and R.N. Lisa. God Bless you, Haley.

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CHENGHUAN b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
BALDWIN / MIAO
Sam and Ivy are overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of Alexandra Margaret on August 17th, 2005 in London, United Kingdom 7 pounds 13 oz. Excited grandparents are George and Stewie BALDWIN (Toronto) and Zhu RUIYING and Miao CHENGHUAN (China.)

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CHEREWATY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-10-11 published
CHEREWATY / FRENCH -- Matthew and Kelly wish to announce the speedy arrival of their precious daughter, Willow on September 25, 2003. A new little sister for Cassidy Ann. Grammas Sharon and Ruth "Thank Heaven For Little Girls". Congratulations to great-grandparents Harold and Jennie FOWLER of Whitby.

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CHERNIAK b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
MOLL, Stephen Joseph and Alexa Valerie
It is with tremendous joy to announce the arrival of Stephen Joseph and Alexa Valerie on Monday, December 17th. Proud family members include their mother, Annette MOLL, grandparents, William and Rachel, Uncle Marc and Aunt Michelle, Uncle Len and cousins, Amanda and Melissa. Gratitude to Doctor J. BARRETT and Doctor R. NITSCH and the exceptional nursing staff of Women's College Hospital, Dr. A. AUYEUNG and Doula, Jessica CHERNIAK.

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CHERNICK b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-20 published
BIRO, Ella Nancy
Maureen and Alex are happy to announce the birth of Ella Nancy weighing 6 lbs on November 6, 2002 at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre. A new baby sister for Aaryn, Emma, Henry, Annabel, Abigail, Beatrice and Miriam. Special thanks to delivery nurses Marilyn and Elaine and the rest of the third floor staff. We would also like to thank Dr. CHERNICK and Marlene for everything.

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CHERNICK b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-01-11 published
LAHEY
Michael and Nancy, along with big brothers Aidan and Aaron are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Ciara Anne-Marie. Ciara arrived on Saturday, January 4, 2003 weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz, at London Health Sciences Centre. Ciara's arrival has been eagerly anticipated by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Mike and Nancy would like to thank all the doctors and nurses and staff of London Health Sciences Centre for their exceptional care, help and support. A special thank you to Dr. CHERNICK, Dr. ATACK and Doula Jen YOUNG for all your help and support. We would like to thank God for blessing us so richly with our baby girl!

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CHERNICK b@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-26 published
MUYLAERT, Samuel Bruce
Mike and Janice (GRIPTON) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their second child, a handsome, healthy, baby boy. Samuel Bruce was born at 11: 49 a.m. on June 11, 2005, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, weighing 7 pounds 4 oz. Big brother Benjamin can hardly wait to play with Sam. Proud grandparents are Nancy GRIPTON, Lynn and John MONTEIRO, John and Kim MUYLAERT, and Grandpa Bruce will be singing lullabies from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. PERKIN for excellent prenatal care, to Dr. CHERNICK for her timely arrival, and to Dr. VANDEWALLE and the nurses on the second floor for helping to make our delivery and hospital stay comfortable.

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CHERRY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
STEIDMAN, Samantha Abigail
Jason and Genevieve STEIDMAN are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Samantha Abigail, on May 3rd, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto. Excited grandparents are Peter and Shirley KALDAS, and Max and Phyllis STEIDMAN. Proud great-grandparents are Leonard and Nettie SHANKMAN, and Rudolph KALDAS. Many thanks to Dr. N. CHERRY and the staff at St. Joseph's. Welcome to the world Samantha!

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CHERRY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
BERTOLASI / SANDNESS
Elizabeth and David are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Katarina Julia Sandness, born Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 12: 16 a.m. weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces. Thrilled family include Omi Traudi, Grandpa Gilford, Onki Heinzi, Aunt Lillychick and Uncle Bobby. Thanks to Dr. MELCHIOR and Dr. CHERRY and all the outstanding delivery nurses at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto. Extra special thanks to nurse Betty.

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CHERRY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
LANDON, Trace Allan
Anne MASSON and Jamie LANDON are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Trace Allan LANDON, born August 28th, 2005, weighing 7 pounds , 9 oz. Proud grandparents are Lally MASSON and Calvin LAWSON of Rosseau, Ontario and Jack and Shirley LANDON of Ingleside, Ontario. First great grandchild for Bernice MASSON of Oakville. Trace is the grand_son of the late David MASSON of Rockwood, Ontario. Many (great!) aunts and uncles and cousins also welcome Trace's arrival. Warm thanks to Doctors CATEANO and CHERRY, dulah Isabel PEREZ and the terrific nursing and L.C. staff of St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto.

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CHERTKOW b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-04-25 published
DWORSKY / CHERTKOW -- Samantha and Wayne are thrilled to welcome their son, Matthew Kyle, 6 lb. 3 oz., on December 26, 2002. Delighted Grandparents are Max and Madeleine Trapedo DWORSKY and Seymour and Bev CHERTKOW. Matthew was named lovingly for his Great-Grandfather, Morris TRAPEDO. Watching over him with Zeide Morris are his Great-Grannies, Anita TRAPEDO and Ella DONEN. B.H.

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CHERTKOW b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-04-25 published
DWORSKY / CHERTKOW -- Samantha and Wayne are thrilled to welcome their son, Matthew Kyle, 6 lb. 3 oz., on Thursday, December 26, 2002. Delighted Grandparents are Max and Madeleine Trapedo DWORSKY and Seymour and Bev CHERTKOW. Matthew was named lovingly for his Great-Grandfather, Morris TRAPEDO, who is watching over him. B.H.

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CHERY b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
BARTON / CHERY
On June 9th, 2008, Erin and Lucas welcomed with love their son John Tai. First grandchild for Debbi BARTON and first great-grandchild for Gladys CAMISSO and Rita BARTON. Sharing the joy, Auntie Meg, Uncle John, family and Friends

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CHESKES / GRANOVSKY
Miray and David, Brooke, Joshua and Eden are thrilled to announce the birth of their new daughter and sister, Alexandra Faith, on September 16, 2007, weighing 7 pounds , 11 oz. Ecstatic grandparents are Elaine and Albert CHESKES and Toddy and Irving GRANOVSKY. Proud great-grandparents are Joe and Rhoda HILLMAN. Alexandra is fortunate to be welcomed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins and she can't wait to play with them! Thank you to Doctor Paul BERNSTEIN for his wonderful care and Doctor LYONS and Jill for a safe delivery. B.H.

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CHESNEY b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-10-11 published
CHESNEY, Nathan David
Mark, Rita, Nicholas and Alexandra are pleased to announce the birth of Nathan David, weighing 7 pounds , on October 4th, 2003. Special thanks to Dr. KIRBY and nursing staff at London Heath Sciences Centre Westminster Campus for their excellent care.

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CHESTER b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-20 published
CHESTER, Anna Catherine
Michael and Diana (née CRYDERMAN) are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Catherine. David James now has a little sister. Anna was born September 15, 2003 at 1: 26 p.m. weighing 5 pounds 15 ozs. and was 18 inches long. Special thanks go to all of the doctors and nurses at St. Joe's.

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CHEUNG b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
McGILL, Max William
Mike and Jennifer (née LODGE) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Max William, on February 19, 2006, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces. A first grandchild for Phyllis LODGE, Barry and Delores McGILL and Jim and Sheryl LODGE. Special thanks to Thames Valley Midwives, in particular Janet, Kathi and Leah. Heartfelt thanks also to Doctor Cedric CHEUNG for helping to make our dream come true!

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CHEUNG b@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
CIUFO, Celia Ilene
Paul and Julie (PUGH) CIUFO are ecstatic about the arrival of their beautiful baby girl. Celia Ilene was born on October 4, 2006, weighing 6 lbs 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Dave and Bernie PUGH and Anne and Doug KUCH. Celia is welcomed by Great-Grandma Doreen PUGH, aunties and uncles Janna and Mark, Joanne, Diane and Michael, Cathy and Rick, and Jennifer from Heaven, as well as many loving Friends and neighbours. Very special thanks to Jenn and Mike McGILL, Kathy MASKO of Wholistic Body Works, and Doctor Cedric CHEUNG for their love, help and support. Thanks also to the doctors and staff at Saint_Joseph's Hospital for their excellent care of mom and baby.

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CHEUNG b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
MAK / PRITZKER
Baldwin and Laura are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Rebecca Wai-Hou Mak on November 21, 2006 in Toronto weighing 6 lb. 13 oz. Rebecca is warmly welcomed by big brother Avery, grandparents Joseph and Carolina MAK, Ken and Carol PRITZKER as well as great-grandparents Wong Wing CHEUNG and Hélène GODFREY. Many thanks to the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital for the excellent care.

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CHEUNG b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-17 published
TALACKO / FRENCH
Allison, Justin and big sister Amie are thrilled to announce the birth of Quinn Henry at 2: 18 a.m. on May 11, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Quinn is welcomed by grandparents Peg and Emil TALACKO and Bobbie and Derek FRENCH, as well as by all his cousins, aunts and uncles. Special thanks to our incredible mid-wive's team Katrina KILROY, Joyce COOMBS, Sindy CHEUNG and Carolyn SINCLAIR.

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CHEUNG b@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-04-05 published
ROSENTHAL -- Steve and Maisie are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Ashley Rose ROSENTHAL. Ashley arrived on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 5: 18 am and weighed in at 6 pounds , 15oz. Welcoming her with love are Grandparents Tom and Cecilia CHEUNG. Proud Great-Grandparents Rubin and Nutzi. Also welcoming Ashley with much love are Aunt Michele, Aunt Millie and Uncle James, Aunt Monica and James, Great Aunt Dorit and Great Uncle Avy and their children. Special thanks to all of our Friends for their support, Dr. STIRK, Dr. CHIU and the staff at North York General Hospital.

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