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PAVELY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
FITZPATRICK, Dorothy -- Died peacefully at her home in Sarasota, Florida, November 11, 2002 in her 102nd year. Dorothy has been a resident of Sarasota since 1986 and was predeceased by three husbands: Frank BARKER (1941) Wendell GRAY/GREY (1979) and E. Boyd FITZPATRICK (1993.) She is survived by two sons, Peter BARKER (Pat) of Barrie, Ontario and Gerry BARKER (Barbara) of Wasaga Beach, Ontario and Sarasota; six grandchildren, Richard BARKER (Carol) Toronto, Ontario, Susan Barker FOGELS (Alvis) of Holland Centre, Ontario, Janet Barker THURN (Greg) of Calgary, Alberta, Lori PAVELY, (Ken) of Leaskdale, Ontario,, Lesley BARKER- THOMAS (Acheson) of Oakville, Ontario, Jonathan BARKER (Alexandra) of London, Ontario; and 11 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 22, 1901. She emigrated to Canada when she was six years old and settled in Calgary, Alberta. In 1921 she married Frank BARKER following his service during World War I and post war assignment in Siberia. Following the death of her first husband in 1941, she went to work with the Young Women's Christian Association in the war services branch. Her duties included providing home comfort support to young Commonwealth Air Training Plan aircrew in Aylmer, Ontario. Later, with her mother, she was posted to Ottawa to work with Royal Canadian Women's Naval personnel in a similar capacity. When the war ended, she resumed her writing career and worked as a correspondent for the Toronto Globe and Mail. She joined the Aurora Banner as an editor and later became publisher. During that period in her life she won several National Newspaper awards presented by both the Ontario Weekly Newspaper Association and the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association. Her proudest moment was winning best editorial page in her class awarded by the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association in 1958. Dorothy left the newspaper business to write a weekly column for the Canadian National Railway for whom she travelled to various parts of Canada to report interesting stories of the country and its people. The weekly column, Diary of a Vagabond was carried in Canadian community newspapers. In 1970, she moved to South Natick, Massachusetts where she wed Wendell GRAY/GREY. Following Mr. GRAY/GREY's passing in 1979, she moved briefly back to Canada before marrying Boyd FITZPATRICK of Olean, New York in 1980. Mr. FITZPATRICK was publisher of the Olean Times Herald. Age 96, she wrote, in longhand, her life story, Sometimes there was an angel on my shoulder. The book traced her life experiences and was edited by her son, Gerry and his wife Barbara. It was her wish that her body be donated to the University of Florida Medical School for medical research. Maybe they will discover why I lived so long, and that will help other people in the future she said following her decision. A remembrance of her life will be held in Toronto in the spring of 2003.

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PAVILONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-06 published
PAVILONS, Angela B. -- In loving memory of my best friend who passed away December 6, 2001. She walks with us down quiet paths, And speaks in wind and rain, For the magic power of memory, Gives her back to us again. Remembered and sadly missed by Carole.

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PAVLAKIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-20 published
PAVLAKIS, Smaro -- Peacefully, at the Hellenic Home for Seniors, on Thursday, December 19, 2002, in her 107th year. Smaro was predeceased by her husband Peter. Loving and dear mother of Nicholas Pavlakis PAUL and his wife Clara. Cherished and beloved grandmother of Peter and his wife Irene, Nico and his wife Caterina, Andrew and his wife Kerri. Great-grandmother of Nicholas and Aiden GEORGE. Sister of Despina EFSTATHIOU of Akron, Ohio and aunt of Dorothy EFSTATHIOU. Mrs. Smaro PAVLAKIS (PAUL) was one of the pioneers of the Greek Community in Toronto. She devoted herself to the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek Community, and was the first teacher of the Greek language in Toronto. In addition, she was an organizer of the annual parade in celebration of the National Holiday of March 25th. Smaro served as a model and splendid example of the Greek immigrants' successful achievement in maintaining and preserving the tradition of the homeland, as well as fulfilling the role of a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her philosophy was always to educate those who are interested in education and to help serve the needs of people. Her services to the Greek Community were exemplary as she strived with her exuberance and vitality to fill the hearts of all her many students with the fire and love of God and the desire to build and develop a better human society built on love, peace and warmly human qualities. Smaro constantly displayed a great concern for human dignity and social justice, which made her a greatly loved person. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Service will be held at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 115 Bond Street, on Monday at 10 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Hellenic Home for Seniors, 215 Tyrell Avenue, Toronto M6G 4A8 or the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy, 86 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto M4H 1C6.

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PAVLOVICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
PAVLOVICH, Margaret -- In loving memory of our cherished Baba who passed away December 16, 1994. You are still remembered and we miss you very much every day of the year. -- Love always, Natasha, Kassandra and Adam.

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