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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-02-13 published
John Stanley PAISLEY
In loving memory of John Stanley PAISLEY, August 17, 1933-February 5, 2002.
Jack PAISLEY, a resident of Spring Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the age of 68 years. He was born in Gore Bay, son of the late Stanley and Alice {TURNBULL} PAISLEY. Jack lived on the family farms in Mills until he was 10 years of age, when the family then moved to the farm in Spring Bay, where he lived and farmed all his life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the OFA and the Belgian Horse Association. He had many interests which included his horses and cows, was knowledgeable and interested in local history, liked cutting wood and he also enjoyed people. Jack will be remembered not only for his love of people, but also his ability of making people happy. Jack's genuine smile and caring of others will be truly missed in the community, but his family and Friends will have many happy memories of him. Dear loved husband of Ann {McCANNELL} PAISLEY. Loving and loved father of Pam her husband Greg BOND of Gore Bay and Peter at home. Proud grandfather of Nicholas BOND. Loved son-in-law of Rachel McCANNELL of Gore Bay and dear brother of Bill PAISLEY of Montreal. Brother-in-law of Tom NEWBURN and his wife Marg and Lauchie McCANNELL and his wife Claudette. Predeceased by his parents, sister Barbara NEWMAN, sister in law Barbara McCANNELL and father in law James McCANNELL.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. The funeral service was held in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Thursday, February 7 with Reverend Frank HANER officiating. Spring interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary. Culgin Funeral Home.

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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-06-26 published
Florence May DIETER
In loving memory of Florence May DIETER, at Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, June 17, 2002, age 81 years.
Predeceased by husband Arthur (March 21, 1984). Loved by daughter Marilyn and her husband Jim DUNN. Cherished by two grand_sons, Jason and his wife Alison of Port Dover, Tyler and friend Natalie of Little Current. Great grandmother of Morgan. Sister of Alfred and wife Millie BOND, Jim and wife Millie BOND, Art and wife Annie BOND, Gladys and husband Colin OMNET, all predeceased. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current. Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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BOND o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-11-27 published
Lenore Sadie SMITH
December 23, 1915-November 19, 2002
Nora SMITH, a resident of Mindemoya, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the age of 86 years.
She was born at Mindemoya, daughter of the late William James and Ellen ( Nellie)
(FERGUSON) McALLISTER. Nora had been very active in her community,
as a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, the Anglican Church Women, Senior Citizens Clubs, and helping any way she could. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, knitting and quilting as well as euchre, bingo and playing cribbage. Her greatest joy was her family. She will be remembered as a loving and caring lady, who made great pies and heavy cake.
Predeceased by her loving husband, James B. SMITH. Special friend of Mel BOWERMAN of Tehkummah, loving and loved mother of Les and Diane SMITH of Sudbury, Blaine and Patricia SMITH of Little Current, Bob and Anne SMITH of Mindemoya, Gary and Brenda SMITH of Whitefish and guardian of Roberta (Lou) VAILLANCOURT, son Tyler, of Abbotsford, B.C. Proud grandmother of Darren (Pauline), Jennifer (Mike), Dayna, Jamie, Kerri (Troy), Kristie, Deanna and Jeffery and great grand_son Dawson. Dear sister-in-law of Erma McALLISTER and Phyllis JOHNSON. Predeceased by sisters Kathleen (Kenneth) TAILOR/TAYLOR, Odetta (Herb) BOND and brothers Robert (Violet) McALLISTER, Peter McALLISTER, Audorn McALLISTER and Orval (Evelyn) McALLISTER. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mindemoya on Thursday November 21, 2002. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Friday November 22, 2202 with Canon Bain PEEVER officiating. Interment in Mindemoya Cemetery.

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BOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-07 published
McFEGGAN
Stanley Roy McFEGGAN passed away suddenly on Thursday December 5, 2002 at his residence with his family at his side in his 66th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ellen McFEGGAN (née RINTOUL.) Loving father of Steven (Carol) McFEGGAN, Heather (David) GIBSON, Stephen (Cindy) ROWLES, Cathy (Stephen) BOND, Rick (Anne) ROWLES. Loved grandfather of 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Margaret (Leonard) KELLEY, John (Joan) McFEGGAN. Predeceased by parents Roy and Hattie McFEGGAN and one granddaughter Leanne CARRADINE. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a Memorial service on Monday December 9, 2002 at 2 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 453-3770.

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BOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
CURLEY, Peter Paul (Peter 'C') -- Proprietor of Peter C Plumbing and Heating serving the Beaches for over 15 years. Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, in his 49th year, with his loving wife and family by his side. Survived by his beloved wife Melissa and son Tommy CURLEY, mother Anna CURLEY and stepfather Robert KEREKES, brother Thomas CURLEY and his wife Diane CURLEY, sister Marie and her husband Richard BOWNESS, aunts Liz HERON and Judi BOND, nieces Anna and Sarah BOWNESS and Chelsea BELL and his beloved dog Gunner. Peter will be dearly remembered by Friends and extended family in Canada, the U.S. and Scotland. Friends will be received at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Avenue), Toronto (416-698-2861) on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial contributions to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 700 University Avenue, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z5 would be appreciated by the family.

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BONELLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-07 published
He was too violent for hockey
By Ron CSILLAG Special to The Globe and Mail Saturday, December 7, 2002 -- Page F9
The screenwriters of Requiem For a Heavyweight would have been hard-pressed to pen a more sorrowful tale than that of Steve DURBANO, described by one hockey columnist as a goofy thug who made the goons in the movie Slap Shot look like monks.
There weren't many other epithets Mr. DURBANO didn't endure in his short but brutal professional hockey career, and the tumultuous times following: Super-goon, pimp, druggie, out-of-control. Even his own teammates feared the hard, hulking defenceman, whose playing statistics show notable numbers in just one category: penalty minutes.
After Mr. DURBANO played parts of six seasons with four National Hockey League teams, his life spiralled downward in a haze of drugs, odd jobs, prison and pathos until he died last month of liver cancer in Yellowknife, where had gone to escape the demons that haunted him for all his 50 years.
In 220 National Hockey League games, he scored 13 goals, tallied 60 assists and piled up 1,127 penalty minutes, or better than five minutes a game. Throughout his pro and junior career, including three seasons with the Toronto Marlboros, he left a trail of suspensions, fighting, stick-swinging and attacks on officials. His mayhem was no secret; one banner in the arena in Ottawa said, "Kill Durbano and win a Free Trip to Hull."
In 1978, after storming off the players' bench and famously attacking Bobby HULL in Mr. DURBANO's one season with the Birmingham Bulls of the now-defunct World Hockey Association, he was banned for 12 games and threatened with a lifetime suspension for his next overtly violent infraction. The ruling gave him the dubious distinction of being too violent for hockey.
"He was the most raucous player I've ever seen," former teammate Mike MURPHY was quoted as saying recently. "He scared me when he played with me and when he played against me. He was very likable, funny, friendly and genuine. But he used his stick in vile ways."
Harry Steven DURBANO was born in Toronto, the son of Nick DURBANO, a Toronto real-estate broker and former owner of the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey Association.
"He was three years old when he laced up his first pair of skates," said Nick DURBANO, who lives in Jacksonville, Fla., semi-retired from managing golf courses. "At 7, he was playing with nine-year-olds. At 13, he was playing Junior A, and the [Toronto] Marlies were already interested in him."
Armed with a Grade 10 education, Mr. DURBANO stormed into his role as an enforcer for the Marlboros beginning in 1968 and attained notoriety as the most penalized junior player in the history of the Ontario Hockey Association.
"The big thing with Steve," recalled Frank BONELLO, his coach with the Marlies for two seasons, "was that he had tremendous potential. The scouts all thought he could become a heck of a pro. But every once in a while, he would get frustrated and go off the deep end.
"And then you'd meet him after the game and you'd never know it was the same person," Bonello said in 1983. "I think he had the skills, but sometimes he didn't make the best use of them. You never knew what he'd do."
While still a junior, Mr. DURBANO was twice charged with assault for off-ice behaviour, including a gloved swipe at a police officer, but charges were dropped. His part-time job, mopping up around Maple Leaf Gardens while the Leafs practised, stoked his dreams of the big leagues.
His most productive year came in the 1971-72 season with the Omaha Knights of the Central Hockey League: seven goals and 34 assists -- but also 402 minutes spent in the box.
The New York Rangers thought enough of Mr. DURBANO to select him in the first round of the 1971 amateur draft, the 13th player chosen overall. He signed for a $10,000 bonus and a $9,000 salary. Before he could don a Rangers jersey, he was traded to St. Louis, beginning a cycle of transfers that would see the 6-foot, 1-inch, 175-pound defenceman shunted from the Blues to Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Colorado, with brief stints in the World Hockey Association and the Central and American leagues, and finally back to St. Louis, where he finished his career in 1979, missing most of that season because of hepatitis and a mangled hand.
Along the way, he was suspended as many as four times in one season; threw his gloves at referee Ron WICKS; and was fined and suspended for shooting the puck at an official.
He was a prototype of the bruiser soon sought by all professional teams, "the beginning of a breed," as one teammate said, most notably manifested in the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers.
He knew it too. "If I just went on talent alone, I never would have made the National Hockey League," he said in a jailhouse interview 20 years ago.
Mr. DURBANO's post-hockey life began to unravel in 1981, when, after a trip to Peru and Bolivia, he was arrested with $11 in his pocket and a quantity of cocaine concealed in the false heels of his shoes. He was sentenced to seven years for his part in a scheme to smuggle $568,000 worth of cocaine into Canada, partly to feed his own $1,000-a-day habit. He served 28 months, and caused a huge stink when he told a newspaper columnist that he had lied at his trial, and that drug use was widespread in the National Hockey League.
In 1998, living on welfare and a $300-a-month hockey pension, he was sentenced to three months in jail for offering an undercover police officer a job with an escort service he was operating from a Welland, Ontario, hotel room. In between, he had jobs at a slaughterhouse, as a bartender and an assistant manager of a Toronto restaurant. It was a time of heavy boozing and a divorce.
Where did all that rage come from? His mother, Doreen JORDAN, explained while choking back tears. "He was a quiet child. But when he was 5, we noticed something wasn't right with him."
Six years ago, Mr. DURBANO attempted suicide, and the secret came spilling forth: During the summer of 1956, he had been molested by a male acquaintance at a family resort. She said the incident was corroborated by Mr. DURBANO's older brother, John.
"That's why he rejected all authority from men," his mother sobbed, "but never from women. He has two teenaged daughters he loved. Gordie HOWE told me he wished his sons had half the guts Steve had.
"He was a good kid, and he loved his Mom."
Steve DURBANO, athlete, born in Toronto on Dec. 12, 1951; died in Yellowknife on Nov. 16, 2002.

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BONNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-12 published
BARRETT, Sadie Belle
Passed peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 11 p.m. at the Providence Centre. Loving wife of Eric BARRETT for over 50 years. Wonderful mother of John (Donna) BARRETT, Debbie (Rob) BONNETT, and Don (Joanne) BARRETT. Dedicated grandmother of Renee, Chrystal, Ashley, Eric, Ryan, Matthew and Jacob. She will be sadly missed by her brother Mark and sisters Becky, Effie and Sylvia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack ''Danforth'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main subway), on Tuesday, November 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 13 at 2: 30 p.m.

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BONORA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
CANNON- ROBINSON, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) -- Suddenly on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. Always loved by her husband Rik. Loved and sadly missed sister of Jeannie and Alexander (deceased) Milani, James and Irene Cannon, Margaret and Gord WOODS (deceased.) Beloved and cherished aunt of Cynthia and Gary GREEN, Alissa MILANI, Michael CANNON, Michael and Jayne WOODS, Karen and Jim BONORA, Barbra and Shawn LANDRY, and David WOODS (deceased.) Adored great aunt of Daniel and Victoria GREEN, Justin WOODS, Vanessa and Eric BONORA, and Tayler and Cassandra LANDRY. Stepmother to Julia and Richard BEJNAR and Bruce ROBINSON and Pamela MacMASTERS. Betty was retired from Ontario Hydro after 25 years of loyal and dedicated service. Betty will be remembered by countless Friends and relatives in the Toronto, Hamilton, Muskoka, and Anna Maria Island, Fla. areas. Betty gave of herself completely; she was selfless, giving, loving and kind to all. She will be missed more than words can ever say. Friends may call at the ''Scarborough Chapel'' of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656 on Friday, November 15, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Locke St. S. at Herkimer in Hamilton on Saturday, November 16, 2002, at 9 a.m. with the Very Reverend Father James VALK, C.R. officiating. Interment to follow at the Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. To Remember is to still Love

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BONSEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-04 published
Michael Austin PERKIN
March 3rd 1957 to June 11, 2002
Mike PERKINS passed away in a tragic accident on Manitoulin Island, Northern Ontario on June 11, 2002 at the age of 45. Beloved son of Alan and Lily, steadfast and loyal friend and colleague to many, Mike was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in England. He was a technologist, microbiologist and ecologist. A former officer in the London Metropolitan Police, a trader in electronic goods in Eastern Europe, a commercial vermiculturalist and latterly an internet entrepreneur, Mike loved people, nature and machines. He enjoyed American cars, German motorcycles and fast internet connections. He loved jazz, blues, Guinness the company of Friends. Earlier this year Mike found a new home and a great welcome in Canada. He deserved at least another 45 years to enjoy both. Mike's enormous, boundless, restless spirit is now at peace.
Mike's ashes will be interred in Kagawong Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, his chosen home, at 11: 30 on October 18th 2002. Details from David WHEELER or Andrea BONSEY on 416-604-2166 or via davidwheeler@sympatico.ca.
Reception at 165 Main Street, Kagawong from 12: 30. For all the expressions of regret and the various acts of kindness which have been afforded to date by the people of Manitoulin Island and for the role of the OPP, Mike's family and Friends will be eternally grateful.

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