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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-17 published
BATCHELOR, Evelyn Eileen (Formerly MASSEY, née HARTLEY)
In her 84th year. Predeceased by her husbands, Verdun MASSEY and George BATCHELOR. Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on November 15, 2002. Beloved mother of Ron and Elaine, Wendy and Rick BYERS, Debbie and Fernando HOUSTON. Loving grandmother of Aaron, Lee, John-David, Kelly, Scott, Ian, and Travis. Great-grandmother of Courtney and Madeline EVE. Cherished lifetime friend of Helen CHILTON. At Evelyn's request, she will be laid to rest without ceremony or service. Evelyn was dearly loved for her positive outlook on life and her quick sense of humour. Sad Are The Hearts That Love You.

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
BATEMAN, William James -- A resident of R.R.1 Highgate died suddenly on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at the age of 61. Born in Cookstown, Simcoe County, Ontario, dear son of Mrs. Vira L. (SUTHERLAND) BATEMAN of Beeton and the late James B. BATEMAN. Beloved husband of Kay (Fanjoy) BATEMAN. Loving father of Tom BATEMAN and his wife Margaret of Elmvale; Allyson WEBB and her husband Jason of Bowmanville; and Sandra BATEMAN and David LANNIN of Saint Thomas. Grandfather of Corine. Brother of David BATEMAN and his wife Diane of Bradford. A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Redeemer, Highgate, on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Greg GILSON officiating. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown (519)674-3141.

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BATES o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-11 published
BATES
-In loving memory of Chester John, who passed away September 13, 1995.
We cannot touch his hand,
or see his smiling face.
We cannot hear his voice
or feel his warm embrace.
But something we will always have...
tucked safely in our hearts.
Our love for him, his love for us,
Will never let us part.
-Always and forever in our hearts,
Love Phyllis and family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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BATES o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-18 published
BATES
-In loving memory of Chester John, who passed away September 13, 1995.
We cannot touch his hand,
or see his smiling face.
We cannot hear his voice
or feel his warm embrace.
But something we will always have...
tucked safely in our hearts.
Our love for him, his love for us,
Will never let us part.
-Always and forever in our hearts,
Love Phyllis and family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-22 published
FILIPUZZI, Joseph A. -- Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, Joseph, beloved husband of Betty for 51 years. Loving father of Linda and her husband Wayne BATES, Joanne and her husband Allan FOSTER, and Gary FILIPUZZI and his fiancee Jacquie WILSON. Fondly remembered grandfather of Jennifer, Tracy and husband Micheal SHAW, Kelly, Daniel, Sarah and Christopher and great-grandfather of Justin, Nicholas and Madison. Loved brother of Fern FILIPUZZI. A Memorial Service will take place in the Chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family.

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BATHGATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-11 published
The greater glory of a former National Hockey League player turned Flying Father
By Roy MacGREGOR Wednesday, December 11, 2002 -- Print Edition, Page A2
Statistics, they say, don't tell the whole story.
In Les COSTELLO's case, they barely touch it.
The one he picked up yesterday will complete a 74-year run: Feb. 16, 1928, to Dec. 10, 2002.
The National Hockey League record book will say, equally forever: one season, 15 games, two goals, three assists -- but even here the numbers will cover only a small portion of Les COSTELLO's remarkable story.
He played but part of one year after having come up, a scrawny 158-pounder from South Porcupine, Ontario, to join the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 1948 Stanley Cup playoffs. Just turned 20, he would score two goals and two assists in only five playoff games to help the Leafs to the Stanley Cup as the best hockey team in the world.
He played with Teeder KENNEDY, Howie MEEKER and Syl APPS, and might have played for years had he not simply packed up his equipment in the spring of 1950 and left for the seminary, certain he would rather be a priest than a player, a young man in search of quite different glory.
Some said he could have been a great one.
Yesterday, when Les COSTELLO died in Toronto -- having been in a coma since falling on the ice a week earlier in a charity hockey game -- they said he had indeed become a great one.
I will not pretend to have known him well. My only acquaintance with him, oddly enough, was on the ice, though he last played in the National Hockey League the year I was born. But twice, once in 1983, and then again a few years ago, I was lucky enough to be on the ice opposite the Flying Fathers, the madcap, charming and yes, highly talented -- hockey team that Reverend Les COSTELLO helped put together in the early 1960s to raise money for charity.
In 1983 that cause was the Jocelyn Lovell Trust Fund. LOVELL, an Olympic cyclist, had been run off the road by a dump truck while training and would never race again. National Hockey League hall-of-famer Ken DRYDEN helped launch a campaign to raise money for the injured athlete and had combined a number of former hockey stars -- among them Gordie HOWE, Andy BATHGATE, Paul HENDERSON, Frank MAHOVLICH and Eddie SHACK -- with some oddball additions that included artist Ken DANBY, lacrosse legend Jack BIONDA, a certain sports media hack and, as coach, broadcaster Peter GZOWSKI.
Contrary to expectations, however, the old hockey greats were not the stars of the game. That belonged, almost exclusively, to Les COSTELLO and his madcap, slapstick hijinks. Perhaps you had to be there but, rest assured, the funniest person on the ice was not Mr. SHACK and the slickest not Mr. BATHGATE. Les COSTELLO might even have been more physical than Mr. HOWE. And just for the record, he did not take the Lord's name in vain during the game. He did, however, use just about every other method of swearing.
What was astonishing about that game was that Les COSTELLO had only recently learned to skate again. A few winters earlier he had become lost in the bush while hunting and lost all but two of his toes to frostbite.
No one remembers the score of that long-ago game, but all who were there remember the good-hearted Costello, his continual laughter, his bag of tricks -- and the cheque for $30,000 he and Ken DRYDEN turned over to Jocelyn LOVELL that night.
They talk about the importance of heart in hockey, but some of those who leave the game behind have even bigger hearts. Les COSTELLO returned to Northern Ontario, where he became a legend of a different sort in Schumacher, close by Timmins and his boyhood home of South Porcupine. He kept up his connections to hockey through younger brother Murray, who played several years in the National Hockey League and later served as president of the Canadian Hockey Association, and also with his Flying Fathers, who became to hockey what the Harlem Globetrotters have always been to basketball.
He was renowned as a priest for his terrible jokes, and insisted on leading off his weekly sermons with one -- at times being less than discretionary in his choice of opener. But if he was unpredictable in behaviour, he was totally predictable in reaction: If anyone needed help, he would be there for them. He set up a mission and gave out food and furniture to those in need. The rectory door at St. Alphonsus was never locked. There was always room at the inn, no matter what a person's faith or lack of faith.
"My philosophy is simple," he once said. "Bring happiness and joy into the lives of everyone you meet.
"Not a bad philosophy, I figure."
Not bad at all.
And, oh yes, one more statistic just to round things out.
Amount raised for charity: $4-million.

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BATTAGLIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-18 published
LIOTTA, Lena -- Peacefully at the North York General Hospital on Saturday, November 16, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Vincent and loving mother of Provy Marie (Joe) BATTAGLIA, Vincent (Patricia) and Mary BADALI. Loved grandmother of Leanne, Mary Theresa and Jennifer (Rocky); Rosanne (Jim), Lisa and Vince; Steven, Danielle and Karen and great-grandmother of Sabrina and Matthew. Sister-in-law of Josephine and her late husband John BADALI, John and his late wife Mary LIOTTA and Mamie and her late husband Frank LIOTTA. Predeceased by her sister Rose and her husband Sam BADALI and brothers Sam and his wife Mary BADALI, Angelo and his wife Antonine BADALI. Friends may call on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday, 11 a.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church (24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto). If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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BATTAGLIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
ALATI, Elizabeth (née DELBROCCO) -- Suddenly on Monday, November 18, 2002 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Luigi. Cherished mother of six children and their spouses, Carol and Mickey (ADAM/ADAMS,) John and Lucille (ALATI,) Madelaine and Peter (DIPAOLA,) Rose and Joe (ARRIGO), Len and Nicla (ALATI), Teresa ALATI (BATTAGLIA). Sadly missed by sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church, 2747 Jane St. on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BATTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-20 published
PETERSON
The family of the late Eve PETERSON would like to sincerely thank relatives, Friends, neighbors and co-workers for the support and care shown to our family during this time of sorrow and great loss. Your cards, food, flowers and memorial donations were greatly appreciated. Your love, support and understanding has certainly helped us get through these very difficult days. Heartfelt thanks to the special nurses from Victorian Order of Nurses Strathroy/Middlesex, Home Care and Parkwood Hospital - Palliative Care, their wonderful care and compassion provided to Eve was greatly appreciated. Our gratitude to Helen BATTER for her support during Eve's last few days with us, it meant so much to all of us. Special thank you to Dr. KOVACS, Dr. SWIFT, Dr. SUNDERJI and Dr. KORTAS, your support and efforts will always be remembered. To Canon David BOWYER, our heartfelt thanks for your beautiful words spoken at the funeral. Your presence was appreciated more than words can say. Thank you to all the pallbearers. To Mike STEVENSON and the staff at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home thank you for your professionalism and compassion during this most difficult time. - Norm PETERSON and family.

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