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BLACHFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-18 published
BLACHFORD, Marguerite A. (née ROGERS) -- Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Tuesday, December 17, 2002, age 78 years. Loving wife of the late Ozzie, special Mom of Cyndie (Peter) ADAMO, of Cambridge, Paul (Marilyn) BLACHFORD, of Ottawa and Bev (Gary) AITCHISON, of Mississauga. Beloved Nana of Kathie, Geoff, Glenn, Gary, Drew, Karey, Mason, Shannon, and Grant. Survived by her sister-in-law, Bernice BLACHFORD. Predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. The family would like to thank Dr. NOLAN, the nurses of 3rd floor west, the staff of Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village, for all of the assistance over the years, and a very special thank you to her angel, Elva GAMBLE- WRIGHT. The family will receive Friends at The Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346), St. Catharines, on Friday, December 20, 2002 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at which time a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Toronto, on Saturday, December 21, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village.

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BLACK o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-22 published
Frederick BIRCHALL
In loving memory of Frederick BIRCHALL who passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph's Health Centre on Sunday, May 19, 2002 surrounded by his loving family. Husband of Lillian Joyce {TANNER} BIRCHALL. Loving father of Thomas Gregory BIRCHALL and his wife Kathy Joy (BLACK) of Oakville, James Frederick BIRCHALL and his wife Pauline Jeannine (FOUCAULT) of Scarborough and Cindy BIRCHALL- YARWORSKY and her husband Wilf YAWORSKY of Sudbury. Predeceased by sisters Betty, Eleanor and Lil and brothers Thomas, Albert and Roland. Devoted grandfather of Bryan, Diane, Kevin, Patrick, Emily, Stephanie, and Nicole. Fondly remembered by many Friends, relatives and loved ones.
Frederick BIRCHALL, 77 of Sudbury, born on November 6th, 1924, was the son of the late Thomas and Emily BIRCHALL of Saint Thomas. He is a veteran of World War II serving as a bombardier in a Lancaster in the 427 Lion Squadron. Fred was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 76 for 56 years. He was a retired engineer and worked at INCO for 28 years at Frood, Garson and South mines. Fred has always been active in golf, fishing and walking. He enjoyed playing bridge with Friends and relatives and was a member of the Sudbury Bridge Club. He spent many wonderful summers with family and Friends at the family cottage on Lake Manitou, south of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, and many enjoyable winters in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. The funeral service will be held at the RJ Barnard Chapel, Wednesday May 22, 2002 at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow at the Parklawn Crematorium. A memorial service was held on Tuesday under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76, Sudbury.

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BLACK o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-06-19 published
Elizabeth HUNTER SMYTH
In loving memory of Elizabeth HUNTER SMYTH, October 14, 1924 to June 15, 2002.
Elizabeth "Betty" SMYTH, a resident of Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, died at the Lodge on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the age of 77. She was born in Scotland, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary BLACK.
Betty lived in Gore Bay and was employed as clerk at the CO-OP store for many years. She was a member of the Lyons Memorial United Church, the Friendship Club and a 50-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 514 Gore Bay. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, baking and camping.
Dear and loving wife of the late Charles Henry SMYTH. Dear mother of Heather LEIGH and husband Paul of Orangeville. Proud grandmother of Steven SZABO and his wife Jennifer and Deborah SZABO and her fiancé Justin FOREMAN. Dear great grandmother of Joshua, Connor and Emma. Dear sister of Margaret REID and Andrew BLACK both of Scotland and predeceased by two sisters May and Isobel. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday June 19, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Silver Water Cemetery.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-11 published
BLACK, James Alexander (Sandy) -- Professor Emeritus, Theatre School Ryerson University. Died Saturday, November 9th, 2002. Loving father of Lillian, Fiona, Morag and their families. At the request of the family, private arrangements have been made. For those who wish, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Sandy will remain in the hearts of all who knew him.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
BLACK, Edna -- At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Tuesday, November 19, 2002, Edna Black, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Archie BLACK. Loving mother of Beverley PRESCOTT and her husband Wilfred of Lakefield, Brenda BRANTON and her hushand Bill of Oshawa and Brian and his wife Penny of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Wilfred Jr., Douglas, Terri-Lynn, David, Sarah, Matthew, Christie and Erin and by her great grandchildren Justin, Megan, Krista, Dustin, Gillian and Shane. Dear sister of Albert AIRD. Dear sister-in-law of Robert and Gerry BLACK and Vivian BLACK. A special Thank you to the staff and residents of Sunnycrest Nursing Home for their care and compassion. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the Chapel on Friday, November 22 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
STUTZ, MARJORIE
In loving memory of a dear Mother and Grandmother (Nana), who passed away on November 30th, 1989. Thirteen years have gone by since you went away and it feels as though it was only yesterday. God saw you getting tired and your need to be set free, so He closed His arms around you and whispered 'Come with me'. Your loving heart stopped beating, your gentle hands at rest, God broke our hearts and proved he only takes the best. You lived for those you loved and those who loved you remember. If tears could have saved you mother, you never would have died. You are loved with a love beyond all telling. You are missed with a grief beyond all tears. To the world you were just one, but to us you were all the world. When we cease to think of you, will be when God has called us too. - Deeply missed, loved and remembered everyday by your daughter Pamela, Grandchildren Catherine BLACK, Amanda, Samantha and Andrew TANNER

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
McALHONE, Hertha (née VANPEE) -- In her 100th year, she passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge, Weston on Monday, December 16, 2002. She was the beloved wife of the late James McALHONE. Loving mother of Pat and her husband Stuart CAMPBELL, David and his wife Dianne, and Loraine and her husband Tom BLACK, and survived by her sister Dora BURFORD. She was loved and cherished by her 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and all who knew her. She was a writer of poetry, a volunteer of York Meals on Wheels and a longstanding member of Westminster United Church, Weston. She lived a happy and healthy life surrounded by the love of many Friends and family. A memorial service will be held at 3: 30 p.m. on Friday, December 20 at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston and social gathering to follow at Central United Church, Weston. Please join us as we celebrate her life.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-22 published
BLACK, Dr. James Gilbert (Bert) -- Peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2002 at the York Central Hospital on his 89th birthday. Bert, beloved husband of Helen (née BELLAMY.) Loving father of Michael and his wife Lucy. Cherished grandfather of Andrew. Dear uncle of Dallas and Marilyn BLACK, Elaine and Rod DUFF, Les and Irma BLACK, and Claire and Michael SHORTT. Survived by sisters-in-law Ethel (Frank SHORTT) and Eleanor BLACK. Predeceased by his brother John. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner 1-866-428-2637, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2002. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Yonge Street Mission, 270 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G4, would be appreciated by Bert's family. Sign the on-line guest book at www.generations.on.ca

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-24 published
BELCHOS, William P. -- At Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, on Sunday, December 22, 2002, after a lengthy battle with a form of Alzheimer's at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Bette (nee BROADBENT.) Loving father of Boris and his wife Lorna, Michael and his wife Sandra, Jeffrey and his wife Jennifer, and Christine and her husband Michael MUMFORD. Dear grandfather of Jordan, Melissa, Austin, Jessica, Ethan, Emily, Cody, Hayden, Bailey, Cole and a set of twins on their way. A Memorial Service will be held at Keene United Church, Keene, on Friday, December 27, at 10 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to Dr. Sandra BLACK c/o The Sunnybrook Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Nisbett Funeral Home (705) 745-3211. A special thanks to the Nurses and Staff of Pleasant Meadow Manor for giving Bill outstanding care for the past 7 years.

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BLACKBURN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-07-03 published
BLACKBURN
-In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, who left us July 4, 1980.
Dear Lord, please take a message to our loved one above.
Tell her how much we miss her and giver her all of our Love.
We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds.
A day we do not think of you is very hard to find.
They say that time heals all sorrows and helps us to forget.
But time so far has only shown how much we miss you yet.
God give us strength to bear it and the courage to stand the blow.
For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
If tears could build a stairway and heartaches could make a lane,
We'd walk the pathway to Heaven, and bring you home again.
-Remembered by husband Lloyd, son Tom and his wife Robin, granddaughters Kerry and Cassie.

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BLACKBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
ARNOTT, Warren Raymond -- Passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at the General and Marine Hospital of Collingwood in his 70th year. Dear husband of the late Jessie ARNOTT. Loving companion of Arden ALLEN of Wasaga Beach. Dear father of Debbie and her husband Scott JACKSON of Barrie, Bonnie and her husband Chris McINTOSH of Arthur, Donna and her husband Tim STRAND of Invermere British Columbia, Ted and his wife Lisa ARNOTT of Fergus, and Kelley ARNOTT and Thor BORGFORD of New Westminster British Columbia Beloved brother of Keith and his wife Ruth ARNOTT, Wayne and his wife Lynn ARNOTT, Joan and her husband Keith HOLLOWELL and Lynn and her husband David STACK. Proud brother-in-law of Darlene ARNOTT and Earl CORBETT. Warren was like a father also to Gillian FULLER, Ken ALLEN, Sherrie WILKINSON and Allan, Rick, Rob and Randy BLACKBURN. Will be forever cherished on the hearts of his grandchildren Laura, Ryan, Rebecca, Scott, Tim, Ben, Tryg, Kiana, Jack, Phillip, Dean, Jonas, Lara and Sofia. Predeceased by companion Pat BLACKBURN, infant son Guy, sister Jean and parents Leonard and Hilda ARNOTT. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 17, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Wasaga Beach Presbyterian Church, 208 Mosley Street. Cremation with interment at Greenfield Cemetery in Arthur, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Alcoholics Anonymous World Service or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Warren's memory.

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BLACKBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-29 published
BLACKBURN, Dorothy -- In loving memory of a dear Mother who passed away December 29, 2000. While you, dear Mother, rest and sleep, Your loving memory we'll always keep. --Gail, Norm and Ron

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BLACKLOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
HOWE, Robert Gordon -- 1942-2002. On Saturday November 16, 2002, at William Osler Health Care Centre, Brampton Campus, in his 60th year, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Stanley HOWE, Norma HOWE (née McLEAN.) Robert leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Dianne and three children, son Stan, daughters Janis HOWE and Julie BLACKLOCK and her husband Jamie, all of Orangeville. Robert will also be greatly missed by his sister Donna O'NEILL and husband Alan of Val Gagne Ontario, nieces Bonnie and Shannon and nephews Ken, Tommy and Danny, and their families. Cremation in accordance with his wishes. No service. In place of flowers, donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be greatly appreciated.

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BLACKWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
HADLOW, Howard Earl -- Peacefully, at Allendale on Saturday, December 14, 2002. Howard HADLOW in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of the late Gerry HADLOW. Loving father of Ken and his wife Marion of Milton. Cherished grandfather of Barry of Burlington. Predeceased by his dear granddaughter Gayle. Also father of Robert and his family of Toronto and David and his wife Cathy of Mississauga. Also grandfather of Robert's daughter Kelly of Toronto, and David's sons Steven of Mississauga and Rick and his wife Lisa of Clinton, Connecticut. Great-grandfather of Rick's son Mitchell. Dear brother of George of California, Murray and his wife Dorothy of Mississauga and Ellen of Don Mills. Howard is survived by his aunt Grace BLACKWELL of Agincourt. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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BLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-18 published
McNAMARA, Margaret Jean (née BLAIR) -- Peacefully in the presence of her loving family at the York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Friday, November 15, 2002 in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Paul, Jo-Anne SCOTT (Doug,) Karen CROMAR (Stephen) and Kelly CHRISTIE (Bill.) She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Paula, Cheryl, Jeff, Jennifer, Greg, Brooke and Jamie. Dearest sister of Marilyn SCHUTTE and Ray BLAIR (Marilyn.) Former wife of the late Paul McNAMARA. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday, November 19 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Tweedsmuir) on Wednesday, November 20, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Lung Association would be welcomed. Parking adjacent to the funeral home.

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BLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-23 published
WILLIAMS, Roberta ''Bobbie'' -- Peacefully, at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton, on December 20, 2002, in her 85th year. Loving mother of the late Doreen (the late Frank FERRIO,) Heather (Cec CLEVELAND,) and Marsha (Robert STEVENSON.) Bobbie will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and by her sister Peggy (Bob BLAIR.) Predeceased by siblings Roy and Agnes DEVERELL. Bobbie will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and Friends. A private funeral will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - North York, 275 Lesmill Road (Off Leslie Street, South Of 401), 416-441-158o. In Bobbie's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-29 published
BLAIR, Graham Ian -- Passed away suddenly, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie, on Saturday, December 28, 2002. Graham BLAIR, in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Wendy (née TAIT/TAITE/TATE) of Innisfil. Loving father of Kaitlyn, Andrew and Meagan, all at home. Loved son of Jack and the late Rosetta BLAIR of Bramalea. Dear brother of Maurice of Brampton. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge Street in Stroud, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 31st at 1: 00 p.m., followed by cremation. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospital for Sick Children or to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at grahamblair@funeralhome.on.ca

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BLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-30 published
BLAIR, Marlene -- Suddenly while in Mexico on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2002. Marlene, in her 53rd year. Predeceased by her parents Doug and Marjorie BLAIR. Loving wife of Lanny JOSEPH. Dear sister of Tom BLAIR. Niece of Bernice GOODES, Dorothy CRADDOCK, Lorne VINCENT and Ray CRADDOCK. Aunt of Jessie. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711, with a Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Whitby. Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m.

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BLAIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-18 published
MEDLAND, June (née NORTH) -- Suddenly, on Monday, December 16, 2002 at the Toronto East General Hospital, at the age of 73. Devoted wife of Wilf MEDLAND. Cherished mother of April and her husband Wayne BLAIS, and Anthony and his wife Michele. Beloved grandmother of Michael and his wife Alicia, Melissa, Jason, Christopher, Steven, and Kerri. Great-grandmother of David HUNTER and Alexander. Survived by her sister Lois and her husband Aubrey POTTAGE and her brother Ross NORTH. Predeceased by her sister Betty SCHROEDER and her brother Grant NORTH. She will also be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and dear Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 19 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Masonic Foundation of Ontario, 361 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1B4.

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BLAISE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-30 published
FRENCH, Ruby Mildred -- At Humber River Regional Hospital Finch Site, Toronto on Sunday, December 29, 2002, Ruby Mildred STONE, in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late Raymond FRENCH. Dear mother of Robert FRENCH, Newfoundland; Lloyd and Pauline FRENCH, Bolton; David FRENCH, Toronto; Irene HARPER, Kenora; Keith and Cynthia FRENCH, Schomberg; Karen and Ed BLAISE, Keswick and predeceased by Fred. Loving grandmother of Clarence, Shannon, Vanessa, Neil, Eric, Gilbert, Amelia, Freddie, Richie, Darren and David. Dear sister of George, John and Edward STONE, all of Newfoundland Jerry (Mrs. Clyde PIERCY), Newmarket and predeceased by Harold and Cyril STONE. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. South (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 31 at 2 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
JACOBS, Katherine -- Passed away peacefully in Brampton, November 8, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Ella Virginia BLAKE of Saskatoon, granddaughters Katherine and Lynn BLAKE, sister Jean (John) WISE and family of Shreveport, Louisiana. She was predeceased by her husband, George Ansley JACOBS, of Kingston, by her parents, and by her sons-in-law, John BLAKE and Ed KENNEDY. Born in Maryland, U.S.A., she came to Canada as a bride in 1941. With her husband, she was a founding member of St. Andrew's-by-the-Lake United Church, Kingston. She taught at Frontenac Secondary in Kingston, and then moved to Toronto in 1970 to teach at Parkdale Collegiate until her retirement to Brampton. She was a resident at Holland Christian Homes, Brampton, and was a member of Outreach International Church. Special thanks are given to the nurses and staff of Holland Christian Homes for their loving care and to Joanna DYKSTRA and the Outreach International community. A memorial service will be held in Brampton Tuesday, November 26,7: 30 p.m. at Holland Christian Homes and in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Outreach International (5975 Grossbeak Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 6B3) or to Faith Manor, Holland Christian Homes (7900 McLaughlin Rd. S., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5A7.)

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BLAKENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-24 published
'A decent and delightful human being' is laid to rest
HNATYSHYN remembered and honoured as a man full of laughter, warmth, culture
By Jeff SALLOT Tuesday, December 24, 2002, Page A6
Ottawa -- Ramon HNATYSHYN's family, Friends and country celebrated his life yesterday with laughter, bidding him farewell in state ceremonies on Parliament Hill, during a solemn military march through the windy streets of the capital, and in an ancient Ukrainian funeral rite.
"We lost a decent and delightful human being, and we lost him far too soon," his friend and golfing partner, Peter MANSBRIDGE, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news anchor, said in a eulogy.
Mr. HNATYSHYN, 68, the grand_son of Ukrainian immigrants who rose to the federal cabinet in two Progressive Conservative governments and then went on to serve as governor-general from 1990 to 1995, died last Wednesday of complications of cancer.
Mr. MANSBRIDGE recalled that Mr. HNATYSHYN never seemed to worry about slicing his ball into the woods when Royal Canadian Mounted Police bodyguards accompanied him on the golf course.
A helpful Mountie would locate the ball. Somehow it always seemed to have come to rest in a spot that gave Mr. HNATYSHYN a clean shot toward the green, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
The congregation roared. "He would have liked to hear your laugh and the sight of your smiles," Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
Humour was an important part of Mr. HNATYSHYN's life. On another occasion, at a dinner in a fine restaurant, Mr. HNATYSHYN tasted the wine and pretended to choke and fall out of his seat before grinning at the distraught waiter and giving the "okay" sign.
"He would do almost anything for a laugh" and it was often corny, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said. His wife, Gerda, would roll her eyes and "you could almost hear her say, 'I don't believe he's doing this.'"
Mrs. HNATYSHYN smiled at the recollection.
Another family friend, Senator Yves MORIN, said Mr. HNATYSHYN, usually known as Ray, was a man without pretense and was "full of warmth" for others. He was also a "man of culture," Dr. MORIN said, noting that the Governor-General's Performing Arts Awards were initiated during Mr. HNATYSHYN's time at Rideau Hall.
Archbishop Yurij KALISTCHUK, who presided at the Ukrainian Orthodox funeral rite, said Mr. HNATYSHYN was proud of his heritage.
Even as others of Ukrainian background changed their names to sound more "Canadian," the archbishop said, the aspiring Progressive Conservative politician joked that "he changed his name to HNATYSHYN to get elected in Saskatoon West."
Although the funeral rite was Ukrainian Orthodox, sung and chanted in both English and Ukrainian, the ceremony was conducted in Christ Church Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral has been a traditional unofficial home church for previous governors-general. Members of the Royal Family have worshipped there when in Ottawa. Prayers were offered by clerics from several other faiths.
About 500 dignitaries, family members and Friends filled the old stone church and others watched the ceremony on a large television monitor in an adjoining hall.
In a written tribute, Governor-General Adrienne CLARKSON referred to Mr. HNATYSHYN as "this beloved Canadian."
She said a photo exhibit at Rideau Hall includes a memorable picture of Mr. HNATYSHYN's beaming face, "showing his understanding and enjoyment of people. He was a decent, fair-minded person, proud of the Canada he served so well."
Ms. CLARKSON, who as Governor-General is commander-in-chief of the Canadian Forces, was en route to the Middle East to spend the holidays with the troops serving there.
The HNATYSHYN family urged Ms. CLARKSON to continue with the trip rather than remain in Ottawa for the funeral.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLACHLIN, the deputy governor-general, represented the Crown.
Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN and former prime ministers Joe CLARK and Kim CAMPBELL attended the ceremony, as did former governor-general Roméo LEBLANC, who succeeded Mr. HNATYSHYN in 1995.
Honorary pallbearers included members of Mr. HNATYSHYN's law firm and Supreme Court Justice Frank IACOBUCCI, who had been a senior official under Mr. HNATYSHYN when he was the federal justice minister.
Among the mourners were members of the diplomatic corps and the lieutenant-governors of four provinces, including Lynda HAVERSTOCK of Saskatchewan, Mr. HNATYSHYN's home province.
Politicians from all political parties attended, including several former cabinet colleagues from the Tory governments of Brian MULRONEY and Mr. CLARK.
Former Saskatchewan New Democratic Party premier Allan BLAKENEY wiped tears from his eyes. "We knew each other as lawyers. Saskatchewan is a small place," he said.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, riding black horses, led the funeral procession from Parliament Hill through the streets of downtown Ottawa to the cathedral. Members of all three branches of the Canadian Forces accompanied the hearse at a slow march. Bagpipes played laments. A bass drum marked the cadence.

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BLAKESTONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
NEWMARCH, Violet Ottilly (BLAKESTONE, HOPCRAFT) -- Peacefully passed away December 22nd, 2002, in her ninety-seventh year. Her ability to face and overcome life's difficulties prepared her well to meet the challenges of her last year with courage and dignity. Predeceased by her loving husbands, Jack BLAKESTONE (1946) and John NEWMARCH (1998.) She will be sadly missed by daughters Lorraine WILLIAMS and Beverley BOWYER (Fred) and stepchildren Ed NEWMARCH (Carole) and Connie NEWMARCH. She was a loving Grandmother to Steven, Blake, Laurel, John, Karin, Kirstin, David, Diana, Jonathan, Donna, Paul and Cathy and the Great-Grandmother of fifteen. Survived by sisters Eva, Elsie, Grace, Olive and Muriel, and brothers Gilbert, George and Fred. Predeceased by sisters Islay, Alice and Mabel and brothers Lorne, Harold, Norman, Clarence, John and Alfred. A celebration of her life will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre-North York, 275 Lesmill Road (Hwy. 401 and Leslie St.) 416-441-1580 on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favourite charity in her memory would be appreciated.

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BLANARU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
BLUMENFELD, Sam -- 1926 - 2002. Following a lengthy and courageous battle, Sam BLUMENFELD passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on December 8, 2002, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Sara, and their children Dalia, Ray, and Miriam, his grandchildren Zachary, Jessica, and Ben, his sisters and brother with their spouses, Bianca and Frank BLANARU, Clara and Jack OREN, Sara and Sandu GOODMAN, and Yitzchak and Malvena BLUMENFELD, his brother-in-law Rubin and Clara MAYER, the MAYER family, the MANEL family, the HABERMAN family, and the MIZRACHI families. Sam and Sara immigrated to Canada in 1953 with limited resources and learned to adapt to a new land, a new culture and a new language. He purchased Niagara Esso Service in 1957 and ran this business until his retirement in 1988. Over more than 30 years of serving his customers in Winnipeg, Sam built a wide network of Friends and associates. He was proud of the success of his business and was a leader in supporting the rights of his industry. Although his beginnings were humble, he was self-educated and well versed, with a curious mind, strong will and many interests. Our family wishes to offer our gratitude to the staff of York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario with special thanks to Brenda HRYSIO and her entire team of men and women, the staff on the third floor of the Continuing Care Centre, Donna BELMORE, Dr. ZATSMAN and in particular Dr. FITURI. Their care, compassion and concern for Sam is truly appreciated. Donations can be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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BLANCHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
BLANCHARD, Marion Virginia (née WYSOSKEY) -- On Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 at the Frost Manor in Lindsay, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Percy BLANCHARD (1994.) Dear sister of Alexandra RICHARDS and her husband Roy of Cameron, Ontario and Peter Wysoskey and his wife Mary of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her sisters Marie, Nancy and Kathleen and her brothers Lloyd and John. Cherished aunt of Lynne WILLIS of St. Albert, Alberta, Wayne RICHARDS of Omemee, Ontario, Dale and Garry PARKS of Reaboro, Ontario, Darlee and Reid CHITTICK of Clarksburg, Ontario, Winston BOHN of Regina, Saskatchewan, their families and many other nieces and nephews. In keeping with Marion's wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a memorial service in the chapel of the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Saturday, November 16th at 3: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Frost Manor Nursing Home, Lindsay would be appreciated by the family.

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BLANDFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
MARSHALL, Violet Maude -- Born August 10, 1913 in Toronto. Passed away on November 21, 2002. Predeceased by the love of her life, Giles MARSHALL. Survived by her sisters Bertha DUNSFORD, Vicky BLANDFORD, and nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Violet will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 2: 30 pm in the chapel at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, (1535 South Gateway Rd., at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580). Visitation beginning at 1: 30 pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Toronto, M4C 2P9.

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BLANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-11-29 published
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Dorothy " Irene" (née JOHNSON,) of Trenton in her 75th year passed away peacefully on November 22, 2002. Loving wife of Theodore "Ted" for 54 years. Dear mother of Beverly (Ray) BLANK of Winnipeg Manitoba, Valerie GAULIN of London, Noreen Johnstone (Oscar WARREN) of Trenton, Roberta (Stuart) ROZEMA - Seaton of Brighton, James (Annie) MUNDT of Gibbons Alberta, Dale MUNDT of Kingston and Donna (Jeff) SANDFORD of Cobourg. Predeceased by daughter Karen ANTOINE (Halupka) of Lethbridge Alberta. Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial service at Carrying Place United Church on Saturday, November 30, 2002. Interment at a later date. In memory of Irene donations to the Trenton Hospital or Carrying Place United Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BLASZCZYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
RYBA, Irene -- Peacefully, on Monday, November 11, 2002 at Copernicus Lodge, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Rudolf. Loving mother of Barbara MacDOUGALL and her husband Angus, and Stan and his wife June MARTIN. Cherished Babka of Eddy, Laurie, and Nicholas. Dear sister of Josephine BLASZCZYK. Friends may call at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. West, west of Royal York Road, Toronto on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BLAYLOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-11 published
RISEBROUGH, Ross -- Peacefully at Versa Care Uxbridge on Saturday, November 9, 2002, Ross, beloved husband of the late Rhea MAGEE. Dear brother of May BLAYLOCK of Cardiff, Marj OLSEN of Richmond Hill and predeceased by Earl, Roy, Melvin, Velma, Harold and William. Lovingly remembered by the Koogje family. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. North (Hwy. 48), Markham, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 10: 45 a.m., then to St. Andrew's United Church, 32 Main St. North for Service at 11 a.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery.

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