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BUTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
PRYOR, Finbar (BUTCH) -- In loving memory of a dear friend who passed away December 21st, 1998. It's just a little but means a lot To say dear friend we haven't forgot. --Sadly missed, Anna and Linda CASEY.

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BUTERA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-22 published
BUTERA, Frank -- Passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side at Scarborough General Hospital on November 20, 2002 at the age of 68. Frank, survived by his cherished wife Concettina. Beloved father of Anne, Sam, Carm, Rose, Enzo and Joe, and their spouses. Loving grandfather of Lenny and Maria, Constance, Anthony, Connie, Frank, Daniella, Frank, Francesca and Julia. Will be sadly missed by beloved brothers and sisters in Sicily. Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave. (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Saturday in St. Brigid's Church (corner of Wolverleigh Blvd. and Glebemount Ave.) for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. (Supervised parking at funeral home).

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BUTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-12 published
CHANT, Dixon S. -- On Sunday, November 10, 2002, at the Toronto General Hospital, in his 90th year. son of the late Christopher William and Minnie Jane (BUTLER) CHANT. Beloved husband of Marion for the past 60 years. Loving father of Murray and the late Brian, and dear father-in-law of Debbie and Evelyn. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dixon had a distinguished business career which included Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, former Deputy Chairman of Hollinger Inc., Past President of Argus Corp. and Duplate Canada, former Chairman of Versa Services Ltd., and a Director of many corporations. He was an avid golfer at Rosedale Golf Club and Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club, and he was a competitive curler at the Granite Club where he was a Past President. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th. Funeral Service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, on Friday, November 15th at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Dixon Chant Award at the School of Business Management, Ryerson University, 380 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3, or to a charity of your choice would ge gratefully received.

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BUTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-21 published
BADAME, Elizabeth (Betty) -- Peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2002 at Trillium Health Centre, Mississanga. Betty, beloved wife of Frank. Loved mother of Frances, Julia BUTLER, Susan (Frank) FANELLI and Mary (Gary) DAVIS. Dear Ma of Christopher, James, Benjamin, Harrison and Alec. Dear sister of Richard, Ivy, Joan and the late Leslie. A private family service has been held. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Badame family wish to extend special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit staff of Trillium Health Centre for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville.

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BUTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-15 published
Rocker worked lifetime of magic
Lovin' Spoonful guitarist dies at 58
Zal YANOVSKY ran noted restaurant
Nicolaas VAN RIJN Staff Reporter
Zal YANOVSKY believed in magic.
As a member of the Lovin' Spoonful it got him his first big hit, the 1960s "Do You Believe in Magic," which helped put the group second only to the Beatles in record sales for a while.
And, after the music died, it got him to Kingston, where the man known as the Jewish version of Ringo Starr -- for his resemblance to the Beatles drummer -- started a restaurant, Chez Piggy, that is known across the land for its fare and welcoming atmosphere as a meeting place.
"He had an unorthodox style of playing, to say the least," said Denny DOHERTY of the Mamas and Papas, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with YANOVSKY in 1996. "There was not any book anywhere that he followed.
"And he is gone too soon."
YANOVSKY, 58, died suddenly at his farm home just outside Kingston Friday of a heart attack.
Survivors include his wife Rose RICHARDSON, his daughter Zoe, 2-year-old grand_son Max, a sister Buba and his first wife, the actor Jackie BURROUGHS. A private family service will be held Monday in Kingston.
Kingston Mayor Isabel TURNER, who said she was "shocked" to hear of the death of the man she'd casually greet on the city's streets, hailed him as "a part of the very fabric of our community.''
"He took a very old building, went in and not only cleaned it all up, but brought it back to its former glory," she said of the work YANOVSKY and his wife Rose put into restoring an 1880s livery stable for their Chez Piggy.
"He was one of the first to do that, and because of it, others looked at what he had done and followed suit, with the result being that quite a renovation has taken place in downtown Kingston."
To recognize their work, TURNER said, the couple was last year recognized with a heritage restoration award.
"He had a really wonderful life in Kingston," said Toronto writer Marni JACKSON, who used to work at YANOVSKY's first Kingston restaurant, the lakeshore Dr. Bull's, making cappuccinos.
"He's a heart guy, the guy at the heart of Kingston. He and his wife Rose were really crucial in restoring Kingston's downtown and keeping the tourist economy kicking along because Chez Piggy's was really the city's first gathering place."
Born in Toronto, YANOVSKY dropped out of Downsview Collegiate at age 16 to begin the peripatetic lifestyle that marked his early days.
"I was late the second day of school," YANOVSKY recalled in an interview. "They wouldn't let me in school 'cause I didn't have all my books. I never really went back to get 'em. I guess I really didn't want to get back to school."
Since he'd just learned to play the guitar a year before, YANOVSKY turned to the stage, working "the Toronto coffee houses with a cat named Roy GURAL," he recalled. "Then I worked in a coffee house in Kitchener and then I packed it in and went to Israel," where he worked on a kibbutz.
But, DOHERTY recalled, YANOVSKY didn't last long.
"He was fired because he'd driven a Caterpillar tractor through a building. He was trying to help his people rebuild the country, not tear it down, but... So they said 'You'll do better in Tel Aviv,' and he tried busking in Tel Aviv, but it didn't go, so he came back to Toronto."
For the next year he survived by sleeping in an all-night coin laundry at the corner of Dupont and St. George Sts., busking, playing coffee houses and swiping milk bottles off front porches in his neighbourhood.
"I used to steal milk bottles, sell them to the candy store and get deposit money," YANOVSKY once confessed. "Listen, I needed the dough, so I mooched around a lot. I still got a lot of debts to pay when I get back, but I wasn't very original with the milk bottles -- and my technique was not very lucrative."
Longtime friend Larry ZOLF, in a 1966 interview, laughed "I remember Zal from the days he was so poor he was claimed as a tax exemption by 27 people. I remember Zal in the days when he was so dirty he was condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Toronto Board of Control."
YANOVSKY finally caught a break when DOHERTY, then with a group named The Halifax Three, asked him to come aboard, and for a while it was The Halifax Three Plus One.
"He played lead blues, kind of a single string picking, when I met him in 1961," DOHERTY recalled.
"Zal had been into rhythm and blues, and folk music. Our gig paid him a couple of hundred bucks a week, and we toured a lot, so through that he met other musicians and started hanging around New York.
After a stretch playing with Doherty in Washington's Georgetown district, YANOVSKY returned to New York where he teamed up with John SEBASTIAN who wanted to put together a group.
The result was the Lovin' Spoonful, with SEBASTIAN on guitar, harmonica and autoharp, Steve BOONE on bass and piano, Joe BUTLER on drums and YANOVSKY on guitar.
The group was so impressive so quickly that it and DOHERTY's Mammas and Pappas were hailed by Time magazine in the mid-1960s as the two top groups in America.
The band's reputation soared as "Do You Believe in Magic" took over the charts, and for several years the Spoonful had a loyal and fanatic following. But by 1967 YANOVSKY was ready for other challenges.
A clash with San Francisco police over marijuana contributed to his decision, Friends say.
"I left because I don't want to compromise any more," he said. "I want to be completely responsible for myself. I want to make decisions for myself."
With the cash settlement he received from the Spoonful, one that he candidly confessed made him "crazy rich," YANOVSKY spent several years casting about for a new life.
He attempted a musical comeback of his own in 1968 with the album Alive and Well and Living in Argentina, but it was, to put it kindly, a flop.
Still, he would occasionally pull out his own review of the album, published in the Star in 1968 under his own byline, and cringe.
Then came a shot at television producing -- Magistrate's Court, a mercifully short-lived and unlamented soap YANOVSKY himself admitted was "awful" -- and a brief period playing with Kris KRISTOFFERSON in 1970.
Finally came the challenge of running a restaurant in Kingston.
"Zal's father Avram was a cook," DOHERTY recalled yesterday.
"He was a bohemian himself, an artist and a writer, so Zal was raised rather 21st-century. There was cooking in the family."
YANOVSKY "loved his later life," DOHERTY said.

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BUTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
COMEAU, Paul Michael -- The death of Paul Michael COMEAU, formerly of Montreal, husband of Margaret KENNEDY- COMEAU, occurred on Sunday, December 15, 2002, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late Charles and Linda (BUTLER) COMEAU. He was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Parish, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Paul is survived by three sons Peter (Cathy) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Michael (Janette) of Oakville, Ontario and Joseph (Debbie) of Maple, Ontario; three daughters Marie (Ross) BROWNRIDGE of Whitby, Ontario, Theresa (Ron) KERR of Caledon, Ontario and Jacqueline COMEAU of Ottawa, Ontario; two sisters Linda (Frank) TAILOR/TAYLOR of St. Lambert, Quebec and Rosalie GIROUX of St. Bruno, Quebec; ten grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, New Brunswick on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Fredericton, New Brunswick with Father John JENNINGS officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Lambert, Quebec. For those who wish, remembrances to the Covenant House or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BUTTERFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-18 published
TUCKER, Earlston Howard -- Peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at the Toronto Western Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife Coral TUCKER after 49 years of marriage. Dedicated father to Brian and Keith and father-in-law to Avis and Charissa. Adoring Grandad to Sereena and Denzel. Earl will be sadly missed by his brother Clyde (Aleathea) and his sister Betty (Leonard BUTTERFIELD.) Earl leaves behind many nieces and nephews in Bermuda and the United States. He was actively involved and held leadership roles in the community through participation in the Scouts Canada Bendale No. 14, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1600, East York Kinsman Club, Masons St. Andrew Lodge No. 28, the Bermudian - Canadian Association, and the Barbadian - Canadian Association. His good sense of humour and laughter will be missed. Friends and family will be received at the Giffen-Mack ''Danforth'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main subway) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m. at Churchill Heights Baptist Church, 7601 Sheppard Ave. East (at Morningside). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BUTTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-26 published
McTAGGART, Helen (née O'HALLORAN) -- Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, December 23, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Hubert (Mac). Loving mother of John and his wife Mandy, Neil and his wife Margaret, and Mark. Dear sister of Michael O'HALLORAN. Much loved friend of Jean BUTTERS. Special thanks to the staff at the Kingsway Retirement Residence for the kind care they provided to Helen. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. West (west of Royal York Road) on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10: 30 a.m. Private interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Refuge or to the Salvation Army.

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BUTTERWICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-26 published
PENFOLD, Jean -- Peacefully on December 22, 2002 at Humber River Regional Hospital at the age of 91. Predeceased by her late husband Harry and two sons, Doug and Kenneth DILBEY. Loving mother of Doreen BUTTERWICK and Ronald DILBEY. A loving mother-in-law to George BUTTERWICK and Ann, Janet and Maureen DILBEY. She will be sadly missed by her 8 loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The family will recieve Friends between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 28 at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles). The funeral service will take place Sunday, December 29 at 1 p.m. Donations to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.

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BUTTY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-11-20 published
Taylor McFARLAN
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, November 11, 2002 in his 76th year with his family by his side, Taylor McFARLAN of Dorchester.
Summer resident of Manitoulin Island since 1974. Beloved husband for 49 years of Alice McFARLAN. Dear father of Tom and his wife Wendy McFARLAN of Clinton, Margaret and her husband Frank BUTTY of Hamilton and predeceased by his son Douglas McFARLAN. Beloved grandfather to Jay, Chad, Ian, Rosalyn, Brianna, Alicia and Taylor (predeceased).
The family received Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a celebration of life on Friday, November 15, 2002. Interment took place at Zion 7th Line Cemetery, West Nissouri Township. Arrangement entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

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