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DEADMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
POTTER, Cyril Alec -- Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on December 14, 2002 in his 75th year. Loving husband of the late Jane Daisy POTTER. Survived by his brothers Anthony (Stayner,) Reginald, Harold and John POTTER, sisters Iris SWATTON, Evelyn BURBOROUGH and Pamela ELLIS (all of England.) Nieces Susan Mary SWATTON and Betty DEADMAN (both of England) and Pamela North STAGJAER (South Dakota.) After many dedicated years of service to the City of Etobicoke, Cyril retired as Roads Inspector with the Works Department. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, December 22nd, 2002, with a Service of Remembrance commencing at 3 o'clock in the chapel. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DEAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-04-24 published
Geraldine Wilma BRYAN
In loving memory of Geraldine Wilma BRYAN, August 28, 1922-April 18, 2002.
Geraldine (DEAN) BRYAN, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, died at the Lodge on Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the age of 79 years. She was born in Tehkummah, daughter of the late Wilmer and Emma {HANER} McCAULEY. She had worked at the smelter in Sudbury during the war, and afterwards helped her husband Norman at his service station. Geraldine spent 50 years in Sudbury before returning to the Island, then lived for 2 years with Verlie and Robert, and 3 years in her own apartment, and lastly moved to the Lodge about 1 year ago. She enjoyed dancing in her earlier years, and reading and gardening. However, her life revolved around her family. Her greatest pleasure was looking after and being part of her families' lives. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her caring and interest in her family will be missed, but will be cherished forever.
Predeceased by her loving husband Norman Phillip BRYAN on February 1, 1993. Dearly loved and loving mother of Verlie and her husband Robert McGILLIS of Mindemoya proud grandmother of Tammy and her husband Cyle RITCHIE of Cambridge and Ginger McGILLIS of Sudbury and great grandchildren Brittany McGILLIS and Zachary RITCHIE. Dear sister of Gladys CHATWELL of Kitchener and sister-in-law Elaine McCAULEY of Tehkummah. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Gerald McCAULEY and sister Marie McCAULEY.
The funeral service was conducted at the Mindemoya United Church on Saturday, April 20, 2002 with Reverend Mary Jo ECKERT TRACY officiating. Interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home.

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DEAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-30 published
DEAN
In loving memory of John DEAN who passed away December 30th, 1987 and his wife, Ivy who passed away January 10 of 1994.
Life goes on and years go by
But love and memories never die.
Always remembered by the PRENTICE family.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-11-25 published
The supernova of ballet
Fun-loving character dancer lived life to the fullest
By Paula CITRON
Monday, November 25, 2002 -- Page R7
Toronto -- When John CRANKO's The Taming of the Shrew entered the National Ballet of Canada's repertoire in February, 1992, there were four advertised casts, and I was slated to see them all. It was Peter OTTMANN, then a first soloist who was appearing as Lucentio, who told me about a fifth performance -- a student matinee that featured a new member of the corps de ballet as Petruchio.
When one dancer singles out another to a dance writer, you listen, and even though I was in Shrew overload, I was there that Thursday afternoon to experience the explosive dance phenomenon known as William MARRI.
His maddeningly male, politically incorrect Petruchio kicked butt and gave no quarter, and I thought he was one of the sexiest men alive, let alone that the guy could dance up a storm.
"I felt he was going to be brilliant which is why I mentioned the performance," recalled Mr. OTTMANN. " From what he was showing in rehearsal, I knew he was going to be a major player of the next generation."
Reid ANDERSON, who staged the ballet, was the National Ballet's artistic director at the time.
"One noticed immediately William's beautiful feet and legs, and handsome, chiselled features," he said from his office at the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. "He had the raw animal charisma that I thought would be perfect for the role."
Mr. MARRI was Shakespeare's Petruchio in real life, too -- a hard-drinking, hard-living, fun-loving bon vivant with an appetite for excitement.
His death in Manhattan on Nov. 16 -- just two days before his 34th birthday -- was a shock, but not the manner of his going. His motorcycle collided with a cab and three operations couldn't save him.
Mr. MARRI often alluded to the notion that he would die young on his beloved bike. Perhaps that's why he lived every moment to the fullest.
"He had a James DEAN quality about him," said National Ballet principal dancer Rex HARRINGTON, "like he was doomed to live fast, die young and become a supernova."
Mr. MARRI was in New York because he was the second cast lead in the Twyla THARP/Billy JOEL dance musical hit Movin' Out. The company had been searching for over six months for an acting dancer to play Eddie in the matinees until they found Mr. MARRI. "He was hungry, a quality I admire," Ms. THARP said. "He came to a role that was already defined, but he made it his own."
Perhaps the most astonishing fact about Mr. MARRI was that he didn't begin serious dance training until he was 19.
Born and raised in Montreal, he had an unsettled early life. His parents separated when he was young and he had a volatile relationship with his father. By his teens, Mr. MARRI was a street-smart, dyslexic dropout hanging out in bad company. He had also been a beach bum in Hawaii, and in fact, when he got the Broadway role earlier this year, he moved to the New Jersey shore so he could surf every morning before going to the theatre.
He became interested in classical dance after seeing Jorge DUNN of the Bjart company perform in a movie. More to the point, he told Friends later, a dance school was home to a plethora of half-naked women in leotards.
Vincent WARREN, his first teacher at L'cole suprieure de danse du Qubec, remembered a guy who walked in off the street in 1987 wearing a tattered track suit on a bronzed body that was born to dance. Daniel SEILLIER, his second teacher, recalled the big personality whose wildness manifested itself in a maniacal urge to succeed.
After graduating, Mr. MARRI spent the summer at the Banff Centre's dance program where he solidified his legend as a Casanova.
He joined the National in 1990, and while not quite the stately prince with beautiful lines, he excelled in the dramatic, demi-character roles requiring both strong technique and acting.
Mr. MARRI never held back on-stage nor in his personal life, said James KUDELKA, the National's artistic director. Close Friends like Richard LANDRY and Christopher BODY from the National, and Sean D'ANDRADE, who works in hospitality, are full of William MARRI stories, many unprintable. He was a man who loved women and possessed an unrelenting sexual appetite. He could carouse all night and still show up for work the next day. As former dancer Joanna IVEY says: "If you knew him a short time, he was your friend. If you knew him a long time, he was your brother."
Mr. MARRI was a man who believed in a male code of nobility and loyalty.
Even so, women like ballet orchestra violist Valerie KUINKA adored him because he was spiritual and tender. Principal dancer Greta HODGKINSON, who was romantically involved with Mr. MARRI for more than five years, said he was vulnerable and sensitive yet brutally honest.
Complex, vain and intelligent, a suave French-Canadian who had exquisite taste, Mr. MARRI was a man of many facets. He loved watching cartoons and collecting comic books and he was interested in the supernatural. He was a master chess and pool player and an avid golfer, and also a superb cook, gourmand and wine savant. In fact, he dreamed of opening up a restaurant with his good friend, tenor Richard MARGISON, and their favourite conversations were about the world's best wines and tequilas.
Although fiercely dedicated to his craft, Mr. MARRI often refused to do press interviews or go to receptions. When he did attend, he acted outrageously. Yet, in his final years at the National, he took it upon himself to be gadfly to such talented youngsters as first soloist Guillaume COT.
"It was scary at first, but I think he saw I had the potential to become self-absorbed and egotistical," Mr. COT said. "He wanted to teach me early, what he had come to learn late."
And then there was the motorcycle.
On the day he was promoted to principal dancer, Mr. MARRI showed a dearly held, dog-eared photo of a motorbike, a Ducati, to Ms. KUINKA, telling her it was going to be a present to himself.
"His motorcycle was all about freedom," Mr. LANDRY said. "A hundred kilometres [an hour] on a bike feels different than in a car. You feel alive in the rush of speed."
For those he left behind, that was a great irony. Former soloist Roberto CAMPANELLA said perhaps it was best that death took Mr. MARRI -- anything less than 120 per cent would have been a nightmare.
William MARRI, dancer; born in Montreal on Nov. 18, 1968; died in New York on Nov. 16, 2002.
Paula CITRON reviews dance for The Globe and Mail.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
DEAN, Howard -- Veteran World War 2. Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Monday November 18, 2002, in his 85th year beloved husband of 62 years to Doris BOOT; loved father of Leslie HALE and her husband Neil, Jeff and his wife Barb, Greg, Deborah QUIBELL and her husband Ken and Steve and his wife Dora; loving grandfather of Christopher, Michael, Amanda, Glen, William, Dean, Andrew, Jaime, Laura and Jarod and great-grandfather of Joshua, Ansley, Matthew, Timothy, Braden, Troy and Micayla. Dear brother of Roland; predeceased by his granddaughter Marcia Lynn, his brothers William and David and his sister Eleanor. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. A tree will be planted in memory of Howard in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2003 at 2: 30 p.m.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
HAMMELL, Patricia Marie -- Peacefully after a lengthy illness at North York General Hospital on Saturday, December 14, 2002, on her 73rd birthday. Pat, wife of the late Dave. Beloved mother of Donna and her husband John DEAN, Shirley and her husband Dave MERCER, Jacqueline, David and his wife Patti, Richard and his wife Susan. Devoted grandmother of Shayne, Davida, Jessica, Christopher, Chris and Jennifer. Adoring great-grandmother of Phillip and Michael. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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DEANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-07 published
DEANE
In loving memory of a dear dad and grand-dad, John DEANE who passed away December 7, 1999.
In his heart a man plans his course,
But the Lord determines his steps.
Sadly missed, always loved, never forgotten, Mike, Lynne, Sarah and Alex.

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DEARBORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
DEARBORN, William ''Bill'' -- (Member of Masonic Oakwood Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 553 G.R.C., member of Hustler's Mens Bible Class) Passed away peacefully at Woodhall Retirement Park on Friday, November 15, 2002 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Mae. Loving father of Bill and his partner Linda ANDERSON, Elaine and her husband Roy SCHOENBERGER, Bruce and his wife Linda, Faye and her husband David WOODS. Grandfather of Kelly and Tressa, Colin and Michelle, Jeff and Kathy, Nancy, Bruce, Karrie-Anne and Darryl, Meghan, Jason and great grandfather of Alexander and Amanda, Christopher, Kyle and Deanna. Brother of Louise DUNCAN and father-in-law of Arla. Special thanks to the staff at Woodhall for the loving care they provided to Bill. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, and 10-11 a.m. on Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11 o'clock. Interment Dixon Union Cemetery, Brampton.

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DEASY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
QUAIL, John Vincent -- Passed away peacefully at Simcoe Manor, Beeton Ontario, on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2002, in his 90st year. Early member of the Nobleton Fiddlers Club. Beloved husband of Loyola DEASY for 56 years. Loved father of Clare (John AKKERMAN), Dennis QUAIL (Gail), Margaret Mary (Kurt SWAN), Patrick QUAIL (Jane), Richard QUAIL (Theresa), Helen Quail KELMAN, Gerard QUAIL and predeceased by his son Michael QUAIL. Loving grandfather of Kevin, Monica, Michael, Jennifer, Adam (Amy), Ryan, Justin, Matthew, David and Anne. Dear brother of Genevieve (Sister Annunciata I.B.V.M.) and predeceased by his sister Mary COYLE and his brother Victor QUAIL. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Colgan on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment St. James Cemetery, Colgan. If so desired, donations made to Simcoe Manor, Beeton would be appreciated.

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