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"RUT" 2002 Obituary


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RUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
ISLETA, Modesto -- After a brief illness, on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at Toronto East General Hospital, in his 87th year. Modesto, beloved husband of the late Adelaida. He will be sadly missed by his children Nannette QUICHO (Rey,) Mary ARZAGA (Fred,) Faye OLAVARIO (Robert), Susan, Tony (Leila), and Maria. Modesto will be fondly remembered by his 11 grandchildren, family and Friends. Friends may visit at the Demarco Funeral Home ''Scarborough Chapel'' (4129 Lawrence Ave. E., just west of Kingston Rd.), 416-724-4129 from 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 10: 30 a.m. in St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church (Markham Rd. north of Kingston Rd.). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. John RUTH and the nursing staff of the Toronto East General Hospital (Unit 2B).

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RUTHERFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
RISEBROUGH, Avonia Hilda -- Peacefully on Tuesday, November 19th, 2002, beloved wife of the late Ronald. Loving mother of Heather and Douglas HARRIS, Sharon and Robert CLEVERDON, Wayne and Donna, Holly and Kenneth RUTHERFORD, and Mark. Cherished grandma of Shaun, Teresa, Warren and Adam HARRIS, Brett, Scott and Angela CLEVERDON, Katie, Sarah, Jarrett, and Madison RISEBROUGH. Dear sister of Vera and William REED. Friends may call at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (three lights north of Hwy. 7) (905) 305-8508 on Thursday, November 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, November 22nd, 2002 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation from 12-1 p.m. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Avonia's name can be made to the Alzheimer Society of York Region or to a charity of your choice.

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RUTHERFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
RUTHERFORD, Gladys -- in loving memory of our mother and grandmother. January 1912 to December 2001. Memories won't bring you back, But I'm sure they'll see us through. For the pain we felt most in life, Was felt when we lost you. Verna, Monte and Dixie.

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RUTLEDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-28 published
CHEEK, Elsie M.
Quietly at her residence in Mississauga on Friday, December 20, 2002 in her 85th year.
Elsie CHEEK (née RUTLEDGE) beloved wife of the late Lester A. CHEEK. Loving mother to Bill and his wife Jewel and Michael ROSS and his wife Nancy. Grandmother to Mary Ellen MYERS, Jennifer WILSON and Michael Lester CHEEK. Elsie will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held in Bancroft Ontario in the spring 2003. Donations in Elsie's memory may be directed to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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RUTTAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
Brantford fire kills boy, 8, and sister, 6
Mother fights for life after blaze fills home with smoke Fifteen-year-old girl escaped from upper window
Cheryl STEPAN Torstar News Service -- Page A4
Brantford--Two children are dead and their mother is fighting for life in hospital after an early morning house fire.
Another child -- a 15-year-old girl -- escaped the choking black smoke by jumping out of a second-storey window.
Neighbours watched in horror yesterday as firefighters rushed out of the home carrying the limp bodies of 8-year-old Jason PROPER, his 6-year-old sister Emily, and their 32-year-old mother, Susan. They said firefighters laid them down outside the Charing Cross St. home and tried to resuscitate them.
"There were two little bodies on the lawn. ... They were working on them for a long time," said neighbour Shirley RATHWELL. "It was really upsetting when I found out they were both gone."
The fire was especially hard on Brantford's emergency workers, who have seen a string of tragedies in the past few weeks. There have been five train-related fatalities since Nov. 5, including a train derailment last weekend that killed a woman and forced 100 people from their homes.
"It's been a very rough time," said Deputy Fire Chief Bob RUTTAN.
Emergency crews managed to revive the mother, who at first wasn't showing any signs of life, said Brantford police Inspector Jens Enslev. She was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital, where she is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Ashley PROPER, 15, was taken to Brantford General Hospital with injuries resulting from her fall out of the window. Their father was in the Sarnia area on business and headed back to Brantford when police told him the news, Enslev said.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire's cause. It's not believed to be suspicious, Enslev said.
Neighbours said the family just moved into the house a few weeks ago. They'd put up Christmas lights on the railing outside the small, two-storey home the day before tragedy struck.
A neighbour called 911 at 6: 24 a.m. When fire crews arrived, three minutes later, heavy black smoke was pouring from the house. Ruttan said someone met them outside and told them there were people trapped inside.
"Our crews brought them out," Ruttan said. "We have lost those children. ... Our hearts go out to those relatives."
Ann MUCKADAY was watching from across the street. Up early, she saw the flashing lights, but no flames. Then she saw a firefighter walking down the street with a child cradled in his arms.
"Her long hair was hanging down. He was carrying her like she was a rag doll," she said.
"When I saw that first girl come out, I thought everyone would make it out okay," added her 22-year-old son Greg.
"When I heard they didn't make it, it hits you like a ton of bricks."
Ruttan said damage from the fire was minimal, but smoke had filled the entire house. There was little exterior evidence of a fire other than broken windows at the front and side of the house. The house had smoke alarms, but it wasn't clear yet whether they were working.
Emily and Jason were students at Graham Bell school in Brantford. Their principal, Lorne BERRY, said the staff was shaken by the news.
"They were very, very pleasant children," he said.
Staff decided it would be best if students learned the news from their parents, rather than school staff. A crisis team will be available at the school Monday.
Hamilton Spectator

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